Bison

2020 Yellowstone Bison Cull Begins

Yellowstone bison, winter 2020, NPS

The 2020 Yellowstone bison cull is now underway, as bison migrate from the interior of Yellowstone National Park into the Gardiner (Montana) Basin.

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Winter Bison Hunt Unnecessarily Risky: Yellowstone Neighbors

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A winter bison hunt outside the Yellowstone National Park boundaries in a confined area, Beattie Gulch, is unnecessarily risky and puts residents in that area in danger, according to a new lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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In the Books: First Transfer of Quarantined Yellowstone Bison at Fort Peck

Fort Peck bison release

After years of study and maneuvering through red tape at the federal and state levels, the first transfer of quarantined Yellowstone bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana is now in the books.

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No, Yellowstone is Not a Petting Zoo

August 2019 bison petting

A viral video shows a tourist petting a Yellowstone National Park bison, but despite the uneventful outcome, officials warn that Park wildlife is still dangerous, and an approach like this could be deadly.

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Sholly Outlines Yellowstone Strategic Priorities

Yellowstone Traffic Jam

After several months on the job, Superintendent Cam Sholly has issued a list of major Yellowstone strategic priorities designed to guide Park planning both in the short term and in the long term.

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2019 Yellowstone Bison Culling Begins

Yellowstone bison

The annual spring culling of Yellowstone bison has begun, as 23 bison that were part of a larger herd heading north of Mammoth Hot Springs were captured near the Stephens Creek facility.

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Quarantined Yellowstone Bison Finally Headed to Fort Peck

Quarantined Yellowstone bison are finally headed to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, as an agreement to transfer bulls reached last year finally comes to fruition.

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Bizarre Bison Incident Ends Up in Jail Time

Reinke bison

A bizarre string of events that saw misconduct at Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, including a dangerous taunting of a bison, ended in a guilty plea at Yellowstone Justice Center yesterday.

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Wenk Departure Spurs Yellowstone Transition Time

Dan Wenk

With big crowds still descending on Yellowstone and regional disputes over bison spilling into Montana, the future of America’s first National Park is under scrutiny, especially with Dan Wenk’s imminent departure as superintendent.

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New Superintendent, Same Bison Management Policies?

bison incident

When current Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk launched an effort to remain in the post–first via public comments, then from a failed effort to retire in 2019–one of his warnings was that the Park’s bison management policies could come under fire.

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