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[pct-l] Park service vs. Park Service

Yosemite NP also has of last year started a rubber bullet
program as explained to me by  a ranger one evening; along
with their trapping/relocating program.

 If it is still being pursued I don't know.


At 10:46 PM 11/3/02 -0700, Ron Martino wrote:
>> I hiked in Glacier a few years ago and noted two significant differences:
>> 1.  Glacier allows camping only in designated sites, which have cables.
>> They don't "allow" stealth camping (any CDT input here?).
>	As far as the CDT goes, that's correct - camping is allowed only in
>designated areas, and you need a permit (they try to keep areas from
>being overused as well). There is a region (the Nyack/Coal Creek Camping
>Zone) where experienced hikers have the freedom to camp where they
>choose (within certain limits), but it's away from the route of the CDT.
>> 2.  According to an NPS ranger I talked with there, they just shoot the bad
>> bears -- maybe that's a difference between what's acceptable in Montana
>> versus California...
>> Happy trails, Tom
>	I can't really contradict a park ranger you spoke to personally, but
>killing a bear in the park would be news around here, and I cannot think
>of the last time I've heard of it happening.
>	Now, on occasion they /do/ use flash-bang shotgun shells to scare bears
>that seem to be insufficiently wary of humans. Could that be what he was
>	Ron
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