"The DNA results are in." –Maury Povich
Wolf pack numbers in the Blackfoot River watershed northeast of Missoula, Mont., have grown from one in 2007 to at least a dozen this year, but there has been little impact on ranches in the region.
It's an ongoing source of irritation ‚Äî not to mention monetary impact ‚Äî when wolves and other natural predators kill of livestock. But a recent study offers a radical new solution.
Perhaps more than ever, the money in the beef business is in the marbling.
“We have no idea what it is," Bruce Auchly, information manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said. “And we won’t until we get the DNA tests back.”
Wildlife officials have confirmed that a grizzly bear is responsible for killing a calf in central Montana.