Dogged Conservation: Karelian Bear Dogs and the Protection of Grizzlies

In 1910, renowned trophy hunters Creed Con and Billy Bald entered the Cascade Mountains near Blaine, Washington, accompanied by a brace of trusty bear dogs, in pursuit of an almost mythical creature—a “famous fugitive” grizzly whose alleged “depredations” had “terrified” local ranchers for more than a decade. This grizzly’s only crime? It ate when it … Continue reading Dogged Conservation: Karelian Bear Dogs and the Protection of Grizzlies