WDFW Karelian Bear Dogs (KBDs) help resolve the many bear-human conflicts that occur in our state and reduce the number of bears that have to be lethally removed. Many successes have been documented in re-training bears to avoid humans through the use of specialized dogs. We also hope to use them to conduct similar work with mountain lions and work as a wildlife enforcement detection dog.

The Karelian Bear Dog Program is funded solely through private outside sources. These monies are handled and maintained in a separate account specifically for the care, upkeep and training of the KBDs. If enough funds are generated, we will be expanding our KBD program throughout the state to assist and help officers in each of our six Regions.

The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is excited about our partnership with Wind River Bear Institute and our growing Karelian Bear Dog teams. We look forward to the KBD teams serving both the people and wildlife in Washington well into the future.

If you have questions or need further information about the 5K race please contact: KBD5K@dfw.wa.gov.

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2014 KBD5K Race Flyer

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Mill Creek

May 31, 2014
Mill Creek City Hall

This 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk starts at 9:00am on the North Creek Trail entrance behind Mill Creek City Hall. That’s right you and your furry friend 5K run.  North Creek Trail is a flat paved surface with soft shoulders and stroller friendly.

A limited selection of t-shirts will be available on race days for only $15.

Download Mill Creek Race Information and Registration Form

Parking, day-of-race registration and number pickup 7:30 – 8:30am at behind Mill Creek City Hall, located at 15728 Main St, Mill Creek WA 98012. [map]

Combined Fund Drive Charity Information

 • Karelian Bear Dog Program (CFD #1479503)
 • PAWS of Lynnwood food donation (CFD #0316024)

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