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'Home Ground': The Challenges Of Managing Wolverines In Montana

Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn
Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn

For more than 100 years, state fish and wildlife agencies have accepted the job of managing wildlife, usually but not exclusively those which are hunted for meat or trapped for fur. Managing in concept involves assessing and improving habitat, monitoring populations, setting seasons and bag limits on animals that can be taken - in short, allowing harvest while maintaining a health population. So imagine: you're supposed to manage wolverines. Mission impossible? Our guests today, who work for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, talk about wolverines and the challenges around managing them.

(Broadcast: "Home Ground Radio", 04/10/16. Listen on the radio or online, Sundays at 11:10 a.m., or via podcast.)