Bison

Welcome sign for Bridge Bay Campground in Yellowstone National Park
Public Domain

A bison in Yellowstone National Park gored a 72-year-old woman Thursday evening.

Bison move through the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park on October 14, 2015.
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Eleven bull bison quarantined in a federal facility near Yellowstone National Park were transferred to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on June 24. There, they’ll complete the final phase of a program to make sure they are disease free before being sent out to start or boost herds across the U.S.

The town of Gardiner, Montana spreads out along the Yellowstone River and the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, May 31, 2019.
Rachel Cramer/Yellowstone Public Radio

 

The Custer Gallatin National Forest is proposing to make temporary shooting bans in two small areas north of Yellowstone National Park permanent.

A map of the proposed surveillance area provided by the Montana Department of Livestock May 18, 2020.
Montana Department of Livestock

 


Montanans may submit public comment on a proposal to expand the Designated Surveillance Area for brucellosis in the southwest part of the state. If approved, the DSA would expand to include the area between Dillon, Twin Bridges and Alder.

Jackie Yamanaka / Yellowstone Public Radio

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of wild bison would be transferred from federal lands to a South Dakota American Indian Reservation and a North Dakota national park under the latest initiative to restore the burly animals to Western U.S. lands.

Bull bison walk through the snow on the East Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park on February 5, 2020.
Jacob W. Frank/YNP (Public Domain)

A landowner advocacy group in Montana filed a complaint this week against Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks saying that the department has not thoroughly explored the consequences of allowing free-roaming wild bison in the state.

Jackie Yamanaka / Yellowstone Public Radio

Yellowstone National Park has started capturing bison migrating outside the park and will hold them for possible slaughter as part of a population reduction program.

Three bison walk through deep snow at Yellowstone National Park.
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The U.S. Department of Justice recently asked a federal court to dismiss a Gardiner woman’s claim for half a million dollars in compensation from the winter bison hunt north of Yellowstone National Park. 

A bison standing off the road in Yellowstone National Park.
Jackie Yamanaka / Yellowstone Public Radio

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks this week released a document nearly eight years in the making that outlines how bison could be restored in the state as publicly managed wildlife. 

A bison raises its head after eating grass beneath the snow in Yellowstone National Park.
NPS/Jacob W. Frank (public domain)

A federal appeals court this week revived a lawsuit filed by an environmental law firm that challenges the state of Montana and the federal government’s management of bison from Yellowstone National Park. 

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