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New Podcast Threshold Explores Yellowstone Bison Debate

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Threshold, a new podcast and public radio show, explores the fraught debate over Yellowstone bison and their place in America.

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Another Winter of Yellowstone Bison Cull Challenges On Tap

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One unfortunate side effect of winter: the inevitable debate over how to handle the Yellowstone bison cull. This winter should be no exception.

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Yellowstone Bison Killer: It Was Self-Defense

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Yellowstone Bison

A Gardiner resident who shot two bison roaming outside of Yellowstone National Park is asserting that killing them was a matter of defending life and property and therefore justifiable, as the Park County attorney will decide whether to press charges.

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IBMP Expands Yellowstone Bison Holdings; No Slaughters

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As Yellowstone National Park bison continue to wander outside the Park boundaries in search of food, the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) partners are now holding hazed bison in the USDA's Brogan Bison Facility while a new management strategy is being discussed.

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Citizens Input Sought on Yellowstone Bison Management

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With some clear disagreements emerging over the management of Yellowstone National Park bison during winter months when they head out of the Park, citizen input is being sought on the issue. The first meeting of Yellowstone Bison “Citizens Working Group” is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7:15 p.m. in the large community room at the Bozeman Public Library. The meeting will be facilitated by Virginia Tribe, and it is open to all interested citizens.

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Schweitzer Halts Yellowstone Bison Slaughter, Citing Brucellosis Concerns

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Yellowstone Bison

Oh, irony of ironies: Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has effectively stopped the slaughter of Yellowstone National Park bison penned at the Stephens Creek facility over concerns that the bison may transmit brucellosis to cattle on their way to slaughter. Really.

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Judge: Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison Can Commence

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Yellowstone Bison

Saying that the slaughter of 500 Yellowstone National Park bison would not harm the long-term survival of the species, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Lovell signed a ruling allowing the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) to begin putting them down.

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Feds Ease Brucellosis Rules; Will Yellowstone-Area Attitudes Change?

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Yellowstone Bison

The Obama Administration has eased brucellosis management and detection rules in the states bordering Yellowstone National Park, but will the changes lead to reforms in bison management?

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