As tempers flare in Montana regarding the decision to release more than 700 head of wild bison that spent the winter in the Stephens Creek Facility back into Yellowstone National Park, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer has signed Senate Bill 212 into law.
The bill clarifies the authority of the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to manage wild buffalo or bison; requiring a management plan before wild buffalo or bison may be released or transplanted onto private or public land.
The question being asked by livestock producers not only in Montana but other states like Idaho and Wyoming is why these bison were allowed to return to the park knowing they’ve been exposed to brucellosis and allowed to calve and rebreed.
If that’s a question you would like to ask the Interagency Bison Management Plan Partners, make plans to attend a public meeting May 17 and 18 in Bozeman, MT at the C’Mon Inn.
To view the agenda, click here.
If you would like to read more on the release of the 700 bison held at the Stephens Creek Faciliy back into Yellowstone National Park, click here.
Posted by Northern Ag Network