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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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NPS, Syracuse Prof to Study Yellowstone Bison Grazing Habits

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

Seeking to determine how many bison can be supported in Yellowstone National Park, the National Park Service and Syracuse University Professor Douglas Frank are studying the effects of grazing on the Park's grasslands -- and perhaps countering some negative beliefs about how bison impact the ecosystem.

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Exiled Yellowstone Bison May Be on the Move Again

Yellowstone Bison

Bison

Exiled Yellowstone National Park bison stuck in quarantine for the past several years would get a little breathing room, as Montana officials propose temporarily moving YNP bison enclosed at Corwin Springs to three wildlife areas controlled by the state. But there's one big condition: they'd be hunted sometime down the line.

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Antelope Fire from the Field: It’s Just a Small Fire

Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire

At the bottom of the Lamar Valley bison munch their late afternoon meal while a towering column of smoke rises over Specimen Ridge behind them. The bison don’t seem to worry about the fire (presumably). In any case, they won’t be running away until they see a fire approaching.

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Yellowstone Bison Population Back on the Rise

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BisonThe semi-annual estimate of the Yellowstone National Park bison population is out, now pegged at 3,900 bison -- up significantly from last summer's estimate of 3,300 bison, but far short of the peak population of 5,000 in 2005.

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The Week That Was: July 25

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It was a hot week in Yellowstone National Park, judging by what readers found interesting. Here are the most popular stories posted in the past week on Yellowstone Insider, as measured by page views.

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Yellowstone Bison Attack More Complicated Than Initially Reported

Earlier this week the media was told that two Yellowstone visitors were innocently attacked by a bison jumping out of a bush, unprovoked. But with the video in hand, it's clear that the bison was provoked and shows an ugly side to wildlife "appreciation" in Yellowstone National Park.

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Pair Charged by Bison in Biscuit Basin Parking Lot

Yellowstone Bison

Maybe the bison was used to having the area to himself while reconstruction efforts were ongoing, but a Yellowstone National Park bison charged two members of a Utah family last night in the Biscuit Basin parking lot, sending both to the hospital.

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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

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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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