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Montana Bison Hunting Season Starts Sunday, November 15

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Parts of southwestern Montana will open to bison hunting Sunday, November 15.

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Yellowstone Bison Population Could Be Culled by 900 This Winter

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The Yellowstone National Park bison population could be culled by a fifth this winter, resulting in upwards of 900 head taken down if they wander outside Park boundaries.

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Bison Quarantine Proposal Open For Public Comment

Yellowstone Bison

Public comment is sought on a bison quarantine measure, at the behest of the National Park Service.

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Will Yellowstone Brucellosis Battle Extend to Elk?

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The battle to eradicate brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone area may be extended to elk, as a $35 million provision in the proposed federal farm bill could enable long-term management of area herds.

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Judge: Hazing of Yellowstone Bison Can Continue

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

Saying that hazing bison back into Yellowstone National Park via helicopter is better than the alternative -- having the state of Montana kill them -- a federal judge denied a request to halt the practice, at least on a temporary basis.

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Judge Halts Yellowstone Bison Grazing in Gardiner Basin

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

A Park County judge has issued a temporary restraining order against two Montana state agencies, preventing them from allowing Yellowstone National Park bison from grazing in the Gardiner Basin, pending a full hearing.

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IBMP Expands Yellowstone Bison Holdings; No Slaughters

Yellowstone Bison

Bison

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

Yellowstone Bison

Bison

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

Yellowstone Bison

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

Yellowstone Bison

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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