At their board meeting Thursday, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission approved a proposal (READ MORE HERE) for the management of bison that leave a defined tolerance area in the state. This would include those bison that move out of the areas that are approved north of Yellowstone National Park and also those that move out of an area where they’ve been translocated to. One lawsuit and two tribal agreements pending, that could include bison that may potentially leave the Fort Belknap or Fort Peck Indian reservations if the relocation occurs.
Dan Vermillion of Livingston is the District 2 Commissioner for Montana FWP and also the Vice-Chairman of the Commission.
He spoke with Northern Ag Network on Friday about the proposal.
According to the text of the proposal’s cover sheet, “This additional tool is intended to complement existing management efforts that include hazing and lethal removal.”
Dan explained what has been done historically.
The proposal will be open for public comment before the final vote comes at a future commission meeting. Details on that public comment period will be posted on our website as soon as they are made available.
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