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Hiker Fires Gun at Bear in Glacier National Park

After using bear spray first.

Yellowstone Bison...in Iowa?

Some of the park's buffalo herd could be relocated.

Watch: Lightning Strike Just Misses Hikers

The bolt struck a tree just a few feet away.

The BACKPACKER Interview: Ken Burns

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns joins us to talk about the people, places, and lasting importance of his latest project, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."

Dogs of War Part 1: Hunting Denali Wolves

Coke Wallace lives to hunt wolves. Follow him into the Alaskan backcountry to learn how wolf hunters find, catch, and kill their prey.

Dogs of War Part 2: Tracking the Toklat Wolf Pack

Join wildlife scientist Gordon Haber on a trip into Denali to track down the threatened Toklat pack's den, where he hopes to see wolves thriving in their natural environment.

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The BACKPACKER Interview: Ken Burns
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns joins us to talk about the people, places, and lasting importance of his latest project, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."
Dogs of War Part 1: Hunting Denali Wolves
Coke Wallace lives to hunt wolves. Follow him into the Alaskan backcountry to learn how wolf hunters find, catch, and kill their prey.
Dogs of War Part 2: Tracking the Toklat Wolf Pack
Join wildlife scientist Gordon Haber on a trip into Denali to track down the threatened Toklat pack's den, where he hopes to see wolves thriving in their natural environment.

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