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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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Quarantined Yellowstone Bison Finally Headed to Fort Peck

bison in snow february 15 2014

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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New Superintendent, Same Bison Management Policies?

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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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Two Bison Protesters Arrested This Morning in Yellowstone

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A pair of bison protesters were arrested after chaining themselves to cement-filled barrels, in an attempt to prevent bison from being shipped to slaughter.

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Stephens Creek Area Closed for Annual Yellowstone Bison Operations

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Yellowstone National Park has instituted a temporary area closure around Stephens Creek in anticipation of this year’s bison season.

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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

Yellowstone bison

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

Yellowstone Bison

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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