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300 Bison Hazed Back into Yellowstone — But Their Fate is Uncertain

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

A heavy snowpack is causing Yellowstone National Park bison to move outside the northern boundary of the Park: today around 300 were hazed back to the Park's Stephens Creek facility, where those testing positive for brucellosis are expected to be slaughtered.

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Stephens Creek Facility Empty as Captured Bison Released Back to Yellowstone

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

The Stephens Creek capture facility is now empty, after a group of 62 bison temporarily held there was released Thursday afternoon and moved south further into Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone Bison Killed After Wandering Off State Forest Land

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

One of the 25 Yellowstone National Park bison allowed out of the Park and into Gallatin National Forest has been killed by Montana Department of Livestock officials after refusing to leave private property after two days of hazing.

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Some Quarantined Yellowstone Bison to be Released to Montana Today

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

A new stage in Yellowstone National Park bison management begins today, as the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) partner agencies are releasing up to 25 seronegative, monitored and tagged bison to be released onto the land between the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park and Yankee Jim Canyon, at the northern end of the Gardiner Basin.

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Shift in Yellowstone Bison Management in Place for 2011

Yellowstone Bison

Bison

A long-awaited shift in Yellowstone National Park bison management is now in place. Bison roaming past Gardiner will be hazed and tested for exposure to brucellosis; those testing negative will be moved to the Gallatin National Forest, while the rest will be moved back to the Park. Critics say the new plan treats bison like cattle.

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Early Reaction to Yellowstone Bison Vaccination Plan: Thumbs Down

Yellowstone Bison

A plan floated by the Interagency Bison Management Plan to vaccinate Yellowstone National Park bison against brucellosis via air guns and “bio-bullets” is meeting with resistance from the National Park Service and other players in the debate, who say the plan would be largely ineffectual and potentially create “super-strains” of the disease more resistant to traditional vaccines.

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Flooding Pushing Bison Out of Yellowstone; State Hazing Them Back

Yellowstone Bison

High waters in Yellowstone National Park and the Madison River are forcing bison to wander outside the Park's boundaries -- and Montana officials are working to push them back via hazing.

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NPS Proposing Yellowstone Bison Vaccination Via Air Rifle

Yellowstone Bison

The National Park Service is seeking public input on a proposed plan to treat brucellosis in the Yellowstone National Park bison herd with vaccine delivered via darts and air rifles, designed to minimize the impact on the herd.

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Stockgrowers Lawsuit to Restrict Bison Roaming Outside Yellowstone Dismissed

Bison

A lawsuit brought by the Montana Stockgrowers Association to drastically restrict the movement of bison outside Yellowstone National Park has been dismissed, as a judge ruled the Stockgrowers do not have any rights under a multijurisdictional management plan.

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Two Yellowstone Bison Killed After Testing Goes Bad

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

Researchers killed two Yellowstone National Park bison were killed after they fled a science experiment to Yankee Jim Canyon, where bison aren't allowed because of concerns about brucellosis.

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