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BLM Issues Decision On Bison Grazing Proposal

The Bureau of Land Management issued a proposed decision Wednesday of no significant impact on a bison grazing proposal involving seven allotments in Phillips County held by American Prairie. The proposed decision would allow bison grazing on six of the seven BLM allotments in AP’s proposal. The release of the proposed grazing decision initiat...

Nearly 40 Yellowstone Bison To Be Culled

Most of the 37 bison that were migrating outside of Yellowstone National Park have been sent to be slaughtered as officials have begun the annual program to cull them to prevent the spread of brucellosis to cattle in Montana. Officials plan to remove up to 900 of the park’s 5,000 bison this winter through slaughter relocation and hunting...

New Bison Management Plan For Yellowstone National Park Announced

Federal officials have officially kicked off the drafting of a new management plan for the bison that live in Yellowstone National Park. The idea is to update guidance for managing Yellowstone’s roughly 5,400 bison which are now managed under a 22-year-old document called the Interagency Bison Management Plan. They hope it will result in the r...

Number Set For Winter Bison Hunt At Yellowstone

Federal tribal and state officials tentatively agreed Wednesday to cull between 600 and 900 bison from the Yellowstone National Park population this winter. They will either get shot by hunters as herds leave the Park to find food or they will be rounded up. Most of the captured animals will be sent to slaughter but about 80 can be entered int...

Yellowstone National Park To End Winter Surveillance For Elk & Bison

Six years of monitoring Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife during winter has shown bison and elk are fairly accustomed to snowmobile and snowcoach use prompting managers to recommend ending the surveillance. The Park is taking comments on its proposal through November 1st.  If approved the workload would be dropped from the staffs’ to-do lis...

Montana Red Cross Receives Grant For New Equipment

Fewer bison migrated out of Yellowstone National Park this winter, reducing the hunter harvest to almost 170 animals. Because so few bison were available to hunters this season the park’s staff decided not to capture any for its Bison Conservation Transfer or slaughter programs. This, despite agreeing to a recommended culling quota of 500 to 7...