Montana Outdoors

October 20, 2011

And sure enough…

Filed under: Animals — Tags: — montucky @ 8:29 pm

This summer I have noticed a new sign at the trail heads of many of the trails that I visit. It appears to be an interesting new research program that does a bear study by performing DNA tests on hair that is collected to gain a variety of information about the bears in the area. This sign was at the start of a trail I hiked on today:

Bear research

About a mile up the trail there was a small amount of barbed wire stapled to a tree right next to the trail and about two feet from the ground:

Bear hair

It’s interesting to know who your hiking companions are!

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