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Guest opinion: Russell refuge can give bison a place to roam

Guest opinion: Russell refuge can give bison a place to roam

Some legislators last year introduced several bills hostile to the future of wild bison. Some tried to keep this animal completely off public lands. Others would classify wild bison and even elk as livestock. Thankfully, most of these restrictive and selfish bills died, suffered defeat or we…

May 19, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…

Buffalo important part of our heritage

Cowboy artist Charlie Russell had high regard for buffalo and for Indian people. My favorite painting is a sweeping vista of an American bison herd crossing the Missouri River at dawn. Charlie titled his masterpiece "When the Land Belonged to God." Today much of our Treasure State is still w…

April 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Bison

Bison

Ernie snacks on hay at East Laurel Animal Hospital while keeping a close watch on visitors. Henry hangs back, staying close to his longtime companion.

February 16, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Bison headed for greener pastures

Bison headed for greener pastures

Henry and Ernie are destined for bull-bison paradise — a nice, big pasture with a harem of 20 to 30 females.

February 16, 2011 11:45 pm Photos

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Bison

Bison

Veterinarian Don Woerner, owner of Laurel East Animal Hospital, tends two bison from a failed animal sanctuary in Western Montana. The two bison, Henry and Ernie, probably will be placed on a small ranch.

February 16, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Don Woerner

Don Woerner

Don Woerner of Laurel holds a pro-health-care-reform sign amid a see of protesters outside Gallatin Field on Friday as President Barack Obama spoke.

August 14, 2009 10:30 pmLoading…

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