Crow Tribe moves to hunt Yellowstone bison (by Brett French)
Moving in to what is already a crowded field, the Crow Tribe is working to assert its treaty hunting rights for Yellowstone National Park bison that migrate out of the park in the winter. Members of the tribe showed up in the Gardiner area this week but were told to work out the details with the director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks before hunting. Although Montana does not tell any of the seven tribes that have already established treaty hunts in the area how many animals they can harvest, it does request that all of the tribes try to work together as well as with the state. The problem for hunters is that the bison tend to concentrate in a small area of public land close to Beatty Gulch.
To read more about the hunt and bison populations, check out my story at MontanaUntamed.com at http://montanauntamed.com/hunting/article_72385475-078c-5b03-8292-7960935652e2.html
(Written by Brett French whom is the Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)