Debbie Michel of Marietta, Ga., was diagnosed with breast cancer last September and couldnât get the drug her doctor initially prescribed because there was a shortage of the medicine. After dealing with the news that she had cancer, and accepting the treatments she wold have to undergo, a shortage of the drugs she needed to beat the disease was the last thing she suspected.
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Montana historian K. Ross Toole once said “Before the emigrant’s wagon ever rolled a mile, before the miner found his first color, before the government authorized a single road or trail, this inhospitable land had been traversed and mapped.” This was all done by the fur traders and trappers in the early 19th century. Montana trapping is still widely practiced today. Coyote pelts are currently valued at around $50 per carcass —$80 if they are skinned and stretched properly. The fur is sold to a buyer who in turn will sell them to manufacturers who finished cuts in the production of clothing —particularly to line the hoods of parkas. Once trapped, the coyote is shot once in the head in order to preserve the integrity of the pelt. #montana #hunt #trapping #trap #coyote #fur #winter #luceo #fewfarbetween #gun