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.
Yellowstone National Park’s bison have dodged the bio-bullet, again.
An animal disease surveillance program has found elk that have been exposed to brucellosis in an area of southwest Montana where infections previously had not been documented.
Bison from Yellowstone National Park would be allowed to remain year-round in new areas of Montana if their numbers were reduced below recent levels, according to a proposal up for a Tuesday vote by the state Board of Livestock.
As a Montanan, having livestock experience, I understand the importance of protecting livestock from disease. I am also a conservationist hunter, advocating for our Public Trust wildlife, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. The two interests are not incompatible.
Cattle ranchers in the Paradise Valley asked the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday to extend the season for lethal elk removals in the area to May 15 and to pay for fencing to keep elk out of feeding and calving areas.
MISSOULA — A $35 million provision in the proposed federal farm bill has some wildlife advocates worried that cattle ranchers want to treat Montana’s elk the same as bison – as a disease threat to be managed.
Bison have been in the news more than normal recently and for good reason. The U.S. Senate’s Farm Bill includes $35 million to vaccinate wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Area. That’s a lot of money, especially as Congress struggles with notable fiscal challenges. Curiously, it seems that …
In the Lamar and Madison valleys of Yellowstone National Park, one-ton bison bulls plow snow caves. Their massive, woolly heads dig to reach grass that will sustain them till green up comes to this high country months from now. Half-ton cows and calves spend their winter days in the same rou…
EMIGRANT - The Montana Department of Livestock plans to start a vaccination program for bison from Yellowstone National Park in February, the state veterinarian told a group of state, federal and tribal agencies that manages the animals that wander into Montana.