Living with wildlife makes economic sense

By | May 6, 2012

Diane Tipton, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Statewide Information Officer, posted the following report on the MFWP website… Montana’s wildlife is one big benefit of being a Montanan—or visiting here. Tourism, an important economic engine in the state, is fueled significantly by visitors interested in viewing wildlife. That is why learning to live with wildlife and avoiding conflicts makes good personal and economic sense. In the past when a wild animal came in conflict with homeowner or someone outdoors recreating, one easy response was to ask Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to relocate the animal. That may have been a common band-aid, but no more. These days, wildlife experts say a better, more cost-effective, and long-term solution is to identify what attractants brought the critter into conflict and how to defuse the situation.

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