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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Hayduke's final fist in the wilderness

Grizzly advocate Doug Peacock fights bear delisting

 

December 16, 2017

COURTESY/Doug Peacock

Doug Peacock in Montana on a bear tracking trip in 2002.

EMIGRANT, MONT. – "You know, this used to be fun," observed Doug Peacock from his home overlooking the Yellowstone River in Montana. "We had lots of chuckles around the campfire, imagining just how bad it could get, and man, we are here. It's now. Whether it's shrinking Bears Ears [National Monument] or fracking all over the West, these people are going after everything life-based. It's all coming apart."

For Peacock, 75, the trail to becoming an environmental movement pioneer and voice for the American grizzly bear has been long and ragged, and started in the jungles of Vietnam.

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