Dog scofflaws love shut­down

The Daily Courier - - WORLD -

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. — Some vis­i­tors to Glacier Na­tional Park in Mon­tana have been ig­nor­ing long­stand­ing rules on walk­ing dogs in the park since the gov­ern­ment shut­down be­gan.

Nearly all of Glacier’s trails are closed to dogs, leashed or not, all year long. Closed roads are con­sid­ered trails in the win­ter months and also are closed to dogs.

But the Hun­gry Horse News re­ports that a num­ber of peo­ple have been seen walk­ing dogs in the park since the shut­down.

One party re­cently had six dogs, in­clud­ing three not on leashes. The dog reg­u­la­tions have been on the books for decades to pro­tect both wildlife and the pub­lic.

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