HELENA — Although tribes of the Blackfoot Confederacy have historically relied on bison for food, shelter and clothing, free-ranging bison have not been part of the sweeping landscape just east of the Northern Rockies in Montana and Canada for more than a century.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A judge has refused to reduce a fine against a man who chained himself to a concrete-filled drum to protest the slaughter of bison from Yellowstone National Park earlier this year.
Bison proponents and opponents Tuesday created four example alternatives under which a test herd would be released somewhere in Montana.
Of the more than 30 people who spoke to a state bison discussion group on Monday, about the only thing they could agree on is that the large mammals are a controversial issue.
Members of the diverse Bison Discussion Group include lawmakers, agency officials and representatives from agriculture and conservation.
Sierra Stoneberg-Holt shows the results of a survey of Valley County residents as Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks convened the Bison Discussion Group at the Big Horn Resort on Monday.
Signs saying “No Free Roaming Bison” could be seen as the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks convened the Bison Discussion Group at the Big Horn Resort on Monday. About 50 people attended the first day of the two day meeting. More than 30 people stood up to comment.
Room to roam. With the bison population inside Yellowstone Park topping 4,600, the U.S. Department of Interior released a report identifying 20 possible bison relocation sites on federal lands in 10 states. However, it will be at least five years before any Yellowstone bison can be relocate…
Montana officials are reviving efforts to craft a statewide bison-conservation plan that stalled amid a backlash from ranchers worried about new herds competing with cattle.
FILE - In this March 17, 2011 file photo, bison roam outside the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, in Gardiner, Mont. U.S. senators from the Dakotas and other areas are making another attempt at having the bison declared the national mammal. Sens. Tim Johnson and John Thune of South Dak…
Federal officials said Monday that 20 parcels of public lands in 10 states could be suitable for bison from Yellowstone National Park, although it's likely to be years before any animals are relocated to the sites.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a two-day talk about bison management in Billings on July 14-15.
After the last meeting set for Lewistown was canceled, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a two-day discussion in Billings, July 14-15, on issues related to a bison conservation and a management plan for Montana.
Protester Comfrey Jacobs sits chained to a 50-gallon drum filled with cement at the gate to the Stephens Creek bison capture facility in Yellowstone National Park on March 6 as park staff works to remove him.
Montana wildlife officials on Monday released a short list of five entities that could receive bison from Yellowstone National Park under an experimental program to establish new herds of the animals.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal's historical significance and importance to Native Americans.
Allowing some doe hunting is on commission agenda
JACKSON, Wyo. — Golfers and staff at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis encounter a hazard not seen on most golf courses.
HELENA — State livestock officials on Tuesday again declined to act on a plan to give wild bison from Yellowstone National Park more room to roam in parts of Montana, leaving the future of the proposal in doubt.
State and federal agencies plan to start pushing bison into Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday in an annual event meant to keep the migrating animals away from cattle in southwestern Montana.