BOZEMAN — The Montana Farm Bureau has dropped out of a lawsuit that seeks to block bison from roaming outside Yellowstone National Park.
HELENA — After more than half a century of raising bison, folks at the Gehring Ranch know that the furry beasts are unpredictable.
FORT BELKNAP — Bison once helped sustain Native Americans on the plains of Montana. Now, Indians on the Fort Belknap Reservation say it’s time they returned the favor.
The relocation of Yellowstone National Park bison to tribal lands in Montana can resume, under a Wednesday ruling from the state's Supreme Court that revives a stalled conservation initiative for the animals.
Montana's state veterinarian says most Yellowstone National Park bison have been pushed back into the park before cattle are expected to return to the West Yellowstone area Saturday.
HELENA — The House rejected a bison management plan Wednesday that would have increased the number of hunting licenses for bison and prohibited the future relocation of the animals.
HELENA — The Montana Legislature is moving ahead with plans to restrict where wild bison can be moved and to decrease the size of herds.
CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that was originally intended to encourage bison hunting but which was expanded to include money to fight possible federal gun control efforts.
HELENA — Indian leaders, wildlife advocates and sportsmen's groups are advocating for increased tolerance of bison and are opposing anti-bison bills now making their way through the Montana Legislature.
A dozen bills were introduced in Montana’s 63rd legislative session impacting native wild buffalo. Backed and promoted by a chorus of livestock lobbyists crying ruination, these bills would be bad for buffalo and other native species.
HELENA — The House is advancing a bill that would let landowners haze or shoot wild bison that come onto their property.
Once again, the Montana Legislature is considering bills that would block tribes from restoring wild bison to our own tribal lands. By generally banning wild bison from Montana, House Bill 249 and Senate Bill 143 represent an astounding level of disrespect to the tribes of this state. We cal…
HELENA — A bill that would allow wild bison to be shot on sight if they trespass on private property received mixed reviews during a agriculture committee hearing Tuesday.
GARDINER — Hundreds of summer tourists were traveling through this northern gateway town on Tuesday on the way to Yellowstone National Park, many in hopes of seeing and photographing a bison, an icon so revered that it was emblazoned on the National Park Service logo.
BOZEMAN — A trial is under way that could determine whether bison can roam freely outside Yellowstone National Park or if they should be kept within the parks boundaries to protect private property.
National Wildlife Federation advocate Steve Woodruff (July 21 guest opinion) tried to buffalo readers recently, claiming concerns of Montana producers regarding free-roaming bison are “fanciful fears,” the “worst fears of catastrophizers.”
Some legislators last year introduced several bills hostile to the future of wild bison. Some tried to keep this animal completely off public lands. Others would classify wild bison and even elk as livestock. Thankfully, most of these restrictive and selfish bills died, suffered defeat or we…
A Montana livestock official says the state hopes to return all migrating bison to Yellowstone National Park by next week.
The annual effort to haze migrating wild bison back into Yellowstone National Park to make way for cattle is underway in southwest Montana.
A Montana judge on Wednesday halted further transfers of Yellowstone National Park bison, dealing a significant blow to a government-sponsored conservation effort struggling to overcome livestock industry opposition.