JACKSON, Wyo. — Hunters haven't had much success at the start of the annual Jackson Hole bison hunt in northwest Wyoming.
Bull bison battle in an annual mating ritual for the right to breed with females in a scene from Roqueta’s documentary.
A state-leased helicopter pushes a bison back into Yellowstone National Park near West Yellowstone, an annual spring roundup by the Montana Department of Livestock.
After growing up in Florida, Eddie Roqueta decided to pursue a graduate degree at Montana State University in Science and Natural History Filmmaking. His thesis project from last year on Yellowstone’s bison is titled “Silencing the Thunder.”
Roqueta’s next film project is on sun bears in Malaysia, an area he visited last year.
In “Silencing the Thunder,” Paradise Valley rancher Druska Kinkie advocates for greater control of bison to avoid harming longtime Montana ranchers.
Yellowstone National Park administrators are recommending the removal of roughly 900 bison next winter through hunting, shipments to slaughter and for research purposes.
HELENA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a new agreement to share management of the National Bison Range with American Indian tribes claiming historical and cultural ties to the land, following the failure of two previous deals in the past decade.
Bison graze June 19 near a stream in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds outside the park, Yellowstone officials said Wednesday.
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.