Seeley Swan Pathfinder -


By Carleen Gonder
Seeley Lake, Mont. 

KBD Dog Yes, Bear Pusher No


December 14, 2017

More than a few people have asked me if I am the one with a Karelian Bear Dog (KBD) who, for a fee, can push bears off their property.

No, I am not.

Though my KBD came from Wind River Bear Institute, she is specifically trained to find dead animal parts, not to push bears. Plus I had her trained to stay focused when firearms are discharged.

Though I did work as a bear management specialist in Glacier NP and road patrol law enforcement in Yellowstone as a seasonal, and a full-time year-round federal law enforcement officer for US Fish and Wildlife Service, I will not misrepresent my KBD and...

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