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June 1, 2017View for printing

Four hours into a barnstorming tour of Montana, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sat discussing grizzly bears and coyotes on the Canadian border.

It seemed the USDA had, through two presidencies, been cutting back on staff dedicated to dealing with the wildlife problems, and now the bears were wandering north and east into Montana ranch land where previously grizzlies hadn't been a problem.

By TOM LUTEY tlutey@billingsgazette.com

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