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WEST GLACIER, Mont. - A man who used hounds for hunting received a federal citation for allowing his dogs to enter Glacier National Park.

Park officials say a search for lion hunter Lawrence Bedford and a companion began Jan. 6 after they did not return to their vehicle. Early the next day, searchers found the men in the park. The two men said they were not in distress, and followed the dogs into the park out of fear that wolves would kill the animals.

Park officials say the men pursued the dogs after GPS units indicated the hounds had entered the park. Bedford owns the hounds, which were found safe in the park. The 34-year-old Martin City man was cited for having dogs in a closed area.

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