Bison transfers from Yellowstone slowed (by Brett French)
By angelamontana

Posted: November 16, 2018

You may remember that earlier this year Yellowstone National Park was hoping to move a number of its quarantined bison to Fort Peck Reservation. The park sees moving certified disease-free bison as a way to reduce its herds while also cutting the number of bison it annually sends to slaughter. A federal agency is holding firm on its guidelines, unwilling to budge for the Park Service or at the request of Gov. Steve Bullock, to shorten that quarantine period. So bison now being held won’t be transferred until next year. The exception is that five males have qualified.

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(written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor of the Billings Gazette)
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