This spring in Montana, hunters are once again targeting the state's black bears for a cheap thrill or a gruesome bear rug. In a move that would make the hunt even worse, hunters now want to use hounds to chase down these gentle giants.
Pregnant bears suffer exhaustion from long chases and, even if they survive, can lose their babies. Rare grizzly bears can be accidentally targeted and attacked. And the encounters can be ugly for the dogs, too, when they get mauled by frightened bears and suffer horrific injuries.
Tell your state senator you don't want to see Montana's bears hunted with dogs.