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Bison help prairie get back to nature

Springtime on the prairie is loud. Streams splish and splash. Frogs peep and sing. Prairie dogs chirp. Greater sage-grouse and other birds such as short-eared owls and northern harriers return …


More than 300 Yellowstone bison removed so far

More than 300 bison have been culled from Yellowstone National Park during the current effort to keep the park’s herd at a manageable level.


Some tourists get too close to Yellowstone’s bison, despite hearing warnings, study shows

From informational pamphlets handed out to tourists at the gates of Yellowstone National Park to roadside informational signs and displays in its visitor center, the park’s staff try to teach …


Yellowstone plans to capture more than 600 bison

Yellowstone National Park officials plan to capture 600 to 900 bison to slaughter this winter for the continuing effort to manage the herd’s population.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park

An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park in the third disturbance in less than a week …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Park superintendent shuffle shouldn’t slow bison quarantine

The impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn’t disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison, officials said.


Chimacum man charged with cruelty after 7 starving bison rescued

A 72-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after seven starving bison were removed from a Chimacum Valley Field last month.


Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds

Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of establishing new, disease-free herds across the nation, park officials said Tuesday.


Yellowstone bison rams Idaho woman, tosses her off trail

A bison rammed a 72-year-old Idaho woman and tossed her off a trail as she walked in Yellowstone National Park.


Bison protesters banned from Yellowstone for 5 years

Three people who were arrested while protesting the slaughter of bison near Yellowstone National Park have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and are banned from the park for 5 years.


2 arrested at Yellowstone Park’s bison corral

Yellowstone National Park officials say rangers arrested two people who were trying to chain themselves to a corral where wild bison are held.


Yellowstone begins capturing bison to reduce population

At least 96 bison attempting to migrate from Yellowstone National Park into Montana have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield livestock from disease.


Judge: US must reconsider Yellowstone bison protections

A federal judge ordered U.S. wildlife officials to reconsider a 2015 decision that blocked Endangered Species Act protections for the iconic bison herds that roam Yellowstone National Park.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

Officials plan to cull at least 600 Yellowstone bison

Bison managers expect between 600 and 900 of the animals at Yellowstone National Park will be culled this winter by hunting or slaughter.


Traffic accident kills 4 bison in Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park rangers are investigating a traffic accident that left four bison dead in northwest Wyoming.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:18 p.m.

Report recommends capping Yellowstone bison removal at 1,250

A recently released Yellowstone National Park bison status report says officials are looking to cap this winter’s cull of bison at 1,250.


National Bison Range roundup postponed due to fire danger

The annual bison roundup at the National Bison Range will happen a bit later than usual this year, and will have less public access.


Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd

The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

Skilled shooters will help thin out Grand Canyon bison herds

The National Park Service will use skilled shooters, capture and other methods to reduce the Grand Canyon’s bison population by more than half.


Yellowstone to create temporary bison quarantine facility

Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison trap into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility.


Yellowstone wants brucellosis quarantine facility for bison

Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility.


Helen the blind bison becomes nanny to 4-month-old cow

The staff at an animal sanctuary in Oregon had tried all they could to find their blind bison named Helen a pasture pal.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke halts transfer of Montana Bison Range to tribes

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has reversed plans to give management of Montana’s National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, saying that he is committed to not …


Interior Dept. halts plans to transfer bison range management

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has halted plans to transfer management of Montana’s National Bison Range to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


More than 1,200 Yellowstone bison killed this winter

Operations to kill bison in Yellowstone National Park for slaughter have come to an end, with more than 1,200 bison culled this winter.


Nearly 1,000 Yellowstone bison killed this season

Wildlife officials estimate nearly 1,000 Yellowstone National Park bison have been killed this season.


Bison, cars endangered by deep snow in Wyoming’s Grand Teton

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – Unusually deep snow in Grand Teton National Park has made life dangerous for bison lumbering on the park’s only plowed highway and for motorists traveling the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Hundreds of bison sent to slaughter over tribes’ objections

Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday started shipping hundreds of wild bison to slaughter for disease control, as a quarantine facility on a Montana Indian reservation that could help spare many …


APNewsBreak: Deal allows Yellowstone bison slaughter

A deal disclosed Thursday will allow the mass slaughter of hundreds of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park, while sparing 25 animals that American Indian tribes want to start …


Montana temporarily blocks bison slaughters

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has blocked the impending slaughter of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison over disease concerns until a temporary home can be found for 40 animals wanted …