Turns out rabbits may be bigger food competitors for southern Utah cattle than bison.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Hunters have killed about 300 bison in the Jackson Hole region, eclipsing the all-time high and helping reduce the number of wild bison to levels closer to where wildlife managers prefer.
Information on Yellowstone National Park’s bison management operations during the winter is now available online every two weeks.
Yellowstone National Park will provide updates online every two weeks on its bison management operations that are available to the public.
Jennifer Ramsey, an FWP veterinarian and Dillon FWP biologist Craig Fager work to collar one of the captured elk.
A herd of elk congregates next to cattle being fed on private land in the Madison Valley. Trying to keep the animals separate, especially during their most infectious time in the spring, is a challenge for ranchers and wildlife managers.
Elk birthing sites checked by FWP for brucella bacteria have mostly cultured negative. The bacteria can live about 14 days on the landscape in the spring.
Fager moves in to unhook a cow elk captured as part of a series of operations across the state to assess the prevalence of brucellosis in elk.
The problem seems insurmountable.
This 1997 photo shows bison in Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek pen.
An estimated 100 Yellowstone National Park bison were sent to slaughter Wednesday, according to a bison advocacy group.
Some of the bison from Yellowstone National Park that migrate into Montana near Gardiner will begin being captured for shipment to slaughter.
Bison wander out of Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner. Hunters in the Jackson Hole area of Wyoming killed about 300 bison during the just-completed hunting season.
Yellowstone National Park has begun bison capture operations at its Stephens Creek facility near the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner.
KELLY, Wyo. — Over the past two weeks, bison in the town of Kelly have run amok, raiding haystacks and even goring residents’ horses.
JACKSON, Wyo. — National Elk Refuge managers are urging Jackson residents to exercise caution when outside due to bison that have been spotted less than a quarter mile from town.
Searches of a former Big Horn County sheriff’s residence have uncovered body parts from a buffalo and bald eagle believed to be illegally killed.
BOZEMAN — Increasing license fees is a priority for the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department in the upcoming legislative session, agency Director Jeff Hagener said.