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Bison at Fort Peck may open the way for other tribes

Bison at Fort Peck may open the way for other tribes

FORT PECK — Among the crowd watching 90 buffalo thunder into the Fort Peck Bison Pasture on Thursday were two visitors with a very special viewpoint.

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Farm Bureau drops of out of Montana bison lawsuit

BOZEMAN — The Montana Farm Bureau has dropped out of a lawsuit that seeks to block bison from roaming outside Yellowstone National Park.

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Helena bison ranch celebrates the unusual birth, survival of twin calves

Helena bison ranch celebrates the unusual birth, survival of twin calves

HELENA — After more than half a century of raising bison, folks at the Gehring Ranch know that the furry beasts are unpredictable.

September 26, 2013 9:15 am Photos

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34 bison transferred to Fort Belknap

34 bison transferred to Fort Belknap

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.

August 23, 2013 7:43 am Photos

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Bison transfer legal, Montana court says

Bison transfer legal, Montana court says

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.

June 19, 2013 4:08 pmLoading…
Most bison back in Yellowstone as cattle due soon

Most bison back in Yellowstone as cattle due soon

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.

May 31, 2013 4:52 pmLoading…
Montana House kills bill to increase bison hunting

Montana House kills bill to increase bison hunting

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.

April 17, 2013 4:25 pm Photos

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Montana lawmakers endorse bills to restrict bison

Montana lawmakers endorse bills to restrict bison

HELENA — The Montana Legislature is moving ahead with plans to restrict where wild bison can be moved and to decrease the size of herds.

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Wyoming governor signs bison bill into law

Wyoming governor signs bison bill into law

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.

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Indian leaders, advocates rally for bison at Montana Capitol

Indian leaders, advocates rally for bison at Montana Capitol

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.

March 13, 2013 9:24 am Related Loading…
Guest opinion: Montana Lawmakers take aim at native buffalo

Guest opinion: Montana Lawmakers take aim at native buffalo

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.

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House advances anti-bison measure

House advances anti-bison measure

HELENA — The House is advancing a bill that would let landowners haze or shoot wild bison that come onto their property.

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Guest opinion: Let tribes restore wild, healthy bison to Montana

Guest opinion: Let tribes restore wild, healthy bison to Montana

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…

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Bill allowing shooting of bison gets mixed response

Bill allowing shooting of bison gets mixed response

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.

January 22, 2013 5:49 pm Photos

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Dozens turn out for bison meeting in Gardiner

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.

August 21, 2012 8:51 pmLoading…
Trial begins in dispute over wandering bison

Trial begins in dispute over wandering bison

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.

August 14, 2012 4:26 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Bison lovers scheme to take over Montana prairie

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.”

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Guest opinion: Russell refuge can give bison a place to roam

Guest opinion: Russell refuge can give bison a place to roam

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…

May 19, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…
Yellowstone bison hazing could wrap up next week

Yellowstone bison hazing could wrap up next week

A Montana livestock official says the state hopes to return all migrating bison to Yellowstone National Park by next week.

May 18, 2012 7:00 pmLoading…

Yellowstone bison drive begins as cattle return

The annual effort to haze migrating wild bison back into Yellowstone National Park to make way for cattle is underway in southwest Montana.

May 09, 2012 8:40 pmLoading…

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