COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. -- Some visitors to Glacier National Park in Montana have been ignoring longstanding rules on walking dogs in the park since the government shutdown began.
Nearly all of Glacier's trails are closed to dogs, leashed or not, all year long. Closed roads are considered trails in the winter months and also are closed to dogs. Trails and roads closed to dogs are clearly marked.
But the Hungry Horse News reports that a number of people have been seen walking dogs in the park since the shutdown. One party recently had six dogs, including three not on leashes.
The dog regulations have been on the books for decades to protect both wildlife and the public.