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USGS snares bear hair to study ID-MT grizzlies

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho (AP) — Scientists are hoping a mixture of fish guts and cow blood sprinkled liberally along the mountainous Idaho-Montana border will help them count grizzly bears.

It's an effort pushed by local government officials who suspect there may be more of these big predators in the region than their status as a threatened species may suggest

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Christina Barany, Getty Images
Christina Barany, Getty Images
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Michael Jackson’s Tiger ‘Thriller’ Has Passed Away

One of Michael Jackson‘s many idiosyncrasies was his love for exotic animals. And since the late music legend was sort of the rich madman type, he kept a menagerie of giraffes, flamingos, orangutans, elephants and tigers on his notorious Neverland Ranch.

Sadly, one of the tigers — who Jackson had named ‘Thriller’ after his seminal 1982 album — has passed away.

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UPDATE – Retired Racehorse

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Ravalli County sheriff's office says a retired racehorse found dead on a ranch near Hamilton was not shot as it initially appeared, but the cause of death is not clear. Undersheriff Perry Johnson tells the Ravalli Republic the 22-year-old horse had an injury behind its ear, but an X-ray revealed there wasn't a bullet

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(Photo by Mark Higgins, Roundup Resident)
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Dahl and Hawk Fires Near Roundup burn more than 15,000 Acres

A wildfire south of Roundup has burned more than 15,000 acres and destroyed an unknown number of homes and other buildings.

Fire managers ordered people to evacuate their homes. The fire, pushed by 55 mph winds on Thursday, made a 12-mile

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Flood
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How High Was The Water, Bob

The worst natural disaster in Montana history occurred in the second week of June back in 1964. Creeks and streams turned into raging, mile-wide rivers and for the first time since Gibson Dam was built on the Sun River, water came pouring over it's top

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Get Ready To Rodeo

What a weekend NEXT weekend up north! It's the Coutt's Grass Rodeo and this afternoon (Thursday), Adam Kerfoot is stopping by the Puffman Show. I can't wait to meet Adam in person and hear about all that's going to be happening father's day weekend with the rodeo action

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Let’s Go To Glacier

It's Memorial Day weekend and, of course, Memorial Day, at least to me, signifies the "official start of summer". Summer around these parts wouldn't be complete without taking a spin over to Glacier National Park

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Fishing
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Beep Says Mission Is Hot

eep Grant from Browning is joining me again this weekend on our Old Fishing Hole on KSEN/K-96 Radio. Beep, from Glacier Family Foods (that brand new grocery store in Browning), is doing a great job reporting for the Old Fishing Hole

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Becoming Dinosaurs
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I’ve Been Called A “Dinosaur” A Time Or Two

You don't have to tell me about dinosaurs...I'm often been called one by my younger colleagues! I'm even older than my friend Jim Anderson down at Grizzly Sports in Choteau! Speaking of Choteau, the grand opening of the Two Medicine Dinosaur Learning Center over in Bynum is set for this Saturday

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Havre First Presbyterian
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Talkin’ Horse Sense On The Puffman Show

Havre First Presbyterian Church Pastor John Bruington, will be joining me this afternoon (Monday) at 4:35 on the Puffman Show to talk some "horse sense" and also sharesome of his recently published book, "Out Our Way: Theology Under the Saddle"

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Fishing
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How Are They Biting?

e'll find out again this weekend (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) on the "Old Fishing Hole on both KSEN AM and K-96 FM. It's always fun for me to check in with "the regulars" and find out "how they ARE biting". I

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USFWS Releases Final Plan for CM Russell Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced its publication of the final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge.

 “This conservation plan will guide the long-term management for what we consider one of the crown jewels of the National Wildlife Refuge System,” said Steve Guertin, Director of the Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region.  “Our goal is to preserve the integrity and beauty of the refuge which is home to the native prairies, the high cliffs of the Missouri Breaks, and the colorful badlands captured by the famous Montana cowboy artist Charlie Russell for whom the refuge was named.”

Click HERE to read the full report.

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