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bigskynative
bigskynative

and you sir are out of your mind......I have covered a bit of CMR and seen the damage done to riparian areas by too many elk. Look on any ridge side where the trees grow and you will see the riparian areas about gone because of to many elk. I hear people talk about cattle causing damage....they have no idea what elk do also. You want bison? They will see out the best places to feed on the refuge and once that is gone will move onto private land. Here we go again....another buffalo roundup.

buffalo2bob
buffalo2bob

Big Sky Get your facts right before you go spouting out mis information. I have been around bison for over thirty-six years ( raising them in the production end of the industry. Bison do not hang around in ripirian areas they go to water 2x times a day get their drink and leave. They also utilize there feed more efficiently than cattle. why do people always think that bison will be going through fences? Bison will stay where you put them as long as they have food water and minerals

bigskynative
bigskynative

No misinformation here. Go to the park and see the damage where buffalo congregate. The greens call it nature UNLESS cattle do it, and cattle can be moved. Wild Bison cannot. Bison raised for Bison burgers are not the same as wild bison from the park. Obviously your wheat and alfalfa fields are not going to be trampled by free ranging bison. Myself and my countryman are going to have to pay to have them hazed back to CMR. Another yellowstone tragedy waiting to happen. Nuts.

hikertrash
hikertrash

Big-Good point. I guess we need wolves there too. You know, to balance the ecosystem.

bigskynative
bigskynative

Sure. Then the wolves can destroy cattle that people rely on for income also. Besides, it has been proven that wolves don't affect Buffalo numbers. Look at the park. The thing hiker and his eco buddies do not understand is that there is no such thing as a balanced ecosystem. It twitters from one extreme to the other, and until you have lived long enough to see it it, no amount of education can explain it to you.

hikertrash
hikertrash

Bigs-Natural predator-prey relationships do fluctuate. So what? Your lack of education is showing. Take an ecology class, that is balanced and natural.

Your generation sure f'd things up, environmentally speaking. All in the name of the dollar. Good for you. Mine will fix it. Good for us.

The sand is quickly disappearing from your hour glass. Can't happen soon enough...

bigskynative
bigskynative

If it does happen the only ones who will have to pay is the people who live in the area. I guess that does not include yourself......The rest of us will pay with more government trying to keep the bison in some areas, sut like we do with yellowstone now........It is about the dollar also.....its called making a living. maybe try it sometime.

BPCR
BPCR

Oh yeah, the same olds saw....The "big brown boogeyman" bison is going to end the world...the chicken-littles are running amok. There always has to be a boogeyman to keep those "dues" rolling into the coffers. With bison meat prices climbing, it's time to make more buffalo! Bring the buffs back and start issuing tags!

bigskynative
bigskynative

Why create a problem when you don't have one? If you want a bison, go buy one from a bison rancher because if you think they are going to let you hunt them without another slew of million dollar lawsuits, forget it. We were told the same story with the wolves. I like to eat bison also, but cows are cheaper, and they can be moved from one area to another without overgrazing.

BPCR
BPCR

It's boils down to "what's mine is mine, and what's yours (public land and grass) is mine".
No one is going to make money off of public buffalo and that hurts...(some people). Plus the tired adage that "we've always done it that way". Once somebody get's the idea that trespass permits and trophy B&C bison go together, that'll change.

bigskynative
bigskynative

Bison are not elk. Trying to confuse the two is like comparing elephants to gazelles.....

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