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Yellowstone recommends removing about 900 bison

Yellowstone recommends removing about 900 bison

Yellowstone National Park administrators are recommending the removal of roughly 900 bison next winter through hunting, shipments to slaughter and for research purposes.

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New agreement proposed for bison range management

New agreement proposed for bison range management

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.

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Yellowstone bison

Yellowstone bison

Bison graze June 19 near a stream in Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

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.

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Tribes bring bison plan to legislative panel

Tribes bring bison plan to legislative panel

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.

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Federal judge won't reduce bison protester's fine

Federal judge won't reduce bison protester's fine

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.

July 23, 2014 8:25 am Photos

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Group offers up ideas to formulate new state bison management plan

Group offers up ideas to formulate new state bison management plan

Bison proponents and opponents Tuesday created four example alternatives under which a test herd would be released somewhere in Montana.

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Advisory panel hears concerns about bison reintroduction from public

Advisory panel hears concerns about bison reintroduction from public

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.

July 14, 2014 5:18 pm Photos

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Bison Discussion Group

Bison Discussion Group

Members of the diverse Bison Discussion Group include lawmakers, agency officials and representatives from agriculture and conservation.

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Bison poll

Bison poll

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.

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Bison sign

Bison sign

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.

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Ups and Downs:

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…

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Montana tries to move on bison conservation

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.

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Bison National Mammal

Bison National Mammal

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…

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Feds identify 10 potential sites for bison relocation

Feds identify 10 potential sites for bison relocation

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.

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Bison talks

Bison talks

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a two-day talk about bison management in Billings on July 14-15.

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State bison talks set for July 14-15 in Billings

State bison talks set for July 14-15 in Billings

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.

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Locked up

Locked up

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.

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5 entities in the running to get Yellowstone bison

5 entities in the running to get Yellowstone bison

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.

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Senators want bison declared national mammal

Senators want bison declared national mammal

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.

June 11, 2014 9:13 am Photos

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