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Ferret recovery is tricky. Is it worth it?

Endangered black-footed ferrets.
U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

State wildlife commissioners have approved the release of up to 20 black-footed ferrets in central Montana to prevent the loss of a struggling population of the highly-endangered prairie animal.
         Montana  Fish, Wildlife and Parks non-game wildlife management bureau chief, Lauri Hanauska-Brown says this will allow federal biologists to release the animals onto the UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge by the weekend.

In this evening's feature interview, Hanauska-Brown explains to Edward O'Brien why it's proving so tricky to re-establish the Blackfooted Ferret in Montana.

Edward O'Brien is Montana Public Radio's Associate News Director.