Montana to give bison from Yellowstone to tribes instead of zoos

A car is stopped by a herd of bison crossing the highway in Yellowstone National Park, WyomingBy Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – An Indian reservation in Montana will receive 145 bison from Yellowstone National Park that were quarantined to create a herd free of a disease that threatens ranchers' cattle, according to a government plan approved on Thursday. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission agreed unanimously to give the bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to further the conservation of the country's last herd of wild, purebred buffalo. …

October 17, 2014 12:47 am

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