An in-depth article by the Post discusses the return of grizzly bears and the species' impact on ranchers already battered from the reintroduction and recovery of wolves.Yellowstone’s grizzly bear population rebounds, creating challenges, fears
By Karin Brulliard, Nov. 26 2017
THE WASHINGTON POST
WISDOM, Mont. — Dean Peterson, a rangy fourth-generation rancher with a handlebar mustache, is used to factoring in all sorts of challenges as he works his vast spread in the Big Hole Valley. Summer wildfires that can sweep down the pine-blanketed mountains to the west, harsh winters that can endanger his thousand-plus head of cattle.
Yet in the back of his mind these days is a threat most of his forefathers never faced: grizzly bears. Settlers pushing West had all but exterminated the hulking predators by the time Peterson’s great-grandfather arrived here in the late 1800s.
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