A controversial plan to move forward with fencing out, hazing and killing elk in the Paradise Valley in an attempt to prevent the wildlife from transmitting disease to cattle was approved by the Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday.
Armed with information on the state's bighorn sheep transplant program, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hoping to change the Fish and Wildlife Commission's mind about not agreeing to move 50 bighorns to South Dakota.
Montana wildlife officials say a group of about 140 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park will be relocated to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation next week.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has delayed until November its commission’s consideration of a controversial 2015 elk-brucellosis management plan aimed at disease outbreaks in the Paradise Valley.
State wildlife officials have dropped from consideration a private wildlife reserve in north-central Montana that was seeking to receive relocated bison from Yellowstone National Park.
Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during their winter migration.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct brucellosis surveillance in the Bighorn Mountains by collecting blood samples from hunter harvested elk this fall.
U.S. Sen. John Walsh said he’s optimistic the Senate will approve by year’s end a $5 million plan to study brucellosis and other livestock diseases.
Controversial plans for elk management in areas with brucellosis are on the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission‘s agenda when the group meets on Thursday in Helena.
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.
The working group charged with developing elk management options in areas where the transmission of brucellosis between elk and livestock is a concern will meet in Bozeman on July 8 to review the results of last winter's activities.
BOZEMAN — State livestock officials are expanding an animal disease surveillance program to new areas of southwest Montana where infected elk were found.
Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Dan Vermilion and Region 3 wildlife manager Howard Burt will discuss brucellosis and elk at a Wednesday meeting of the Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee in Bozeman.
A disagreement over elk management between hunters and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks has entered the courtroom.
I am fortunate to have served with 11 outstanding, diverse Montanans, on the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks statewide elk brucellosis working group. FWP convened us to develop guidelines for elk management in areas with brucellosis, which the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted. We …
A GPS collar is attached to a cow elk after it was captured near Dillon for a Fish Wildlife and Parks study in 2011 to track the spread of the disease brucellosis.
A controversial proposal that could allow some Paradise Valley ranchers to fence out and kill elk in the spring in an attempt to fight disease transmission from elk to cattle was approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission in a 3-2 vote Thursday, despite opposition from sportsmen.
A controversial plan that would allow landowners to build elk-proof fences in the Paradise Valley and issue elk kill permits until May 15 in an attempt to block the transmission of disease from elk to livestock will be presented to the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission at its April 10 mee…
A disease-free herd of Yellowstone National Park bison that was originally envisioned to populate state or tribal lands to return the animals to the Great Plains will soon find a new home.