Sheep

A coyote hunts for small mammals in the tall grass, October 2008.
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About a dozen states – including Montana and Wyoming – are allowed to use a controversial device called the M-44. Advocates say it’s an important tool to protect sheep from coyotes. Critics call it a ‘cyanide bomb’ and say it’s too risky for humans and pets. Now, several environmental groups are pushing to ban them at the state and federal level.

Sarah Brown

On this episode of Field Days, the sheep operation is keeping everyone extra busy at this time of year.


Environmental groups want to stop sheep grazing on public lands in the region. The issue is playing out in the courts in Idaho and Montana.