Stories tagged: bison
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 10:27 A.M.
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: WEDNESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 6:03 P.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 9:34 A.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 11:29 A.M.
Yellowstone begins bison capture, slaughter to reduce herd
At least 100 Yellowstone National Park bison have been trapped in southwestern Montana corrals as the National Park Service works to reduce herd sizes.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 12:24 P.M.
American bison designated as U.S.’s national mammal
The American bison has been designated the national mammal of the U.S. during a ceremony at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
37 bighorn sheep die in Montana pneumonia outbreak
At least 37 bighorn sheep have died in a pneumonia outbreak at Montana’s National Bison Range.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
‘Higgs bison’ mystery solved with help of ancient cave paintings
Paleontologists cheekily dubbed the species the “Higgs bison” – a play on the famously elusive subatomic particle – because it was so mysterious. Little did they realize that the creature …
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 4:18 P.M.
Researchers work to spread prized genes of Yellowstone bison
Colorado State University animal reproduction professor Jennifer Barfield and other researchers last month implanted embryos in four female bison at the Minnesota Zoo. If all goes well, they’ll give birth …
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 12:05 P.M.
Blackfeet say they’ll move bison onto disputed sacred area
Leaders of Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation say they plan to place 89 bison onto U.S. Forest Service land near Glacier National Park that tribal members consider sacred.
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
As more visit national parks, tourist misconduct on rise
Record visitor numbers at the nation’s first national park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
Skull of extinct giant bison on display at Pocatello airport
The skull of an extinct giant bison with 7-foot-wide horns has been put on display at the Pocatello Regional Airport in eastern Idaho.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016, 9:05 P.M.
Legislation drafted for transfer of bison range
PABLO, Mont. – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have drafted legislation for returning the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership. The agreement comes after a lawsuit was filed …
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 1:34 P.M.
Lawsuit challenges potential transfer of bison range
An environmental group has sued federal officials over the potential transfer of the National Bison Range to American Indian tribes in Montana.
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016, 11:35 P.M.
Polish forest’s fate uncertain
It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia, a shadowy, mossy woodland where bison and lynx roam …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 3:58 P.M.
Canadian man cited for moving Yellowstone bison calf
Federal officials have cited a Canadian man who told rangers at Yellowstone National Park that he loaded a bison calf into his SUV because he thought it was cold.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 2 P.M.
Yellowstone bison calf euthanized after tourists put it in their car
A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare has spurred warnings to avoid wildlife after the animal had …
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016, 1:25 P.M.
Bison now national mammal after Obama signs legislation
The bison has become the official national mammal of the United States under legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Ranch purchase adds to huge Montana wildlife reserve
A huge Montana nature reserve added a 47,000-acre historic ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, a significant step in a privately funded effort to …
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 5:43 P.M.
Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal
The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison’s stature to approach that of the bald eagle, long the …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 7:37 P.M.
Plan approved to allow bison outside Yellowstone year-round
The federal, state and tribal agencies that manage Yellowstone National Park bison have agreed to let the animals stay in parts of Montana year-round.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016, 4:44 P.M.
Breeding season monitors see 50 shades of gray wolf
Chronicling the sex lives of gray wolves in February in Yellowstone National Park combines a strange mix of clinical jargon, voyeurism and hypothermia along the side of Highway 212.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 12:06 A.M.
Yellowstone bison start to head to slaughter
Yellowstone National Park has started shipping its famous wild bison to slaughter in response to concerns by the livestock industry over a disease carried by the animals.
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2016, 2:51 P.M.
Grand Canyon weighs killing, capturing bison to cut numbers
The National Park Service is looking at using sharpshooters, capture and other methods to reduce the number of bison that are roaming the far northern reaches of the Grand Canyon …
FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016, 1:09 P.M.
Yellowstone bison slaughter won’t be halted by judge
A federal judge has denied a request to halt the planned capture and slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.
TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Yellowstone sued over bison slaughter restrictions
A wildlife advocate and a freelance journalist sued the National Park Service on Tuesday to gain access to a program that ships Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughter.
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
Field reports: Badger Lake rehab proposal presented
FISHING – A proposal for using rotenone to restore Badger Lake into a standout trout-fishing lake will be presented at a public meeting on Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the Spokane …
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
Furry beasts’ gentle side on display on bison tours
When Jessie Turney and Andrew Winter moved to Eastern Washington from Wisconsin, they brought their love for bison, and their bison, with them. The couple opened Win-Tur Bison Farm, south …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014
With careful prep, elk steaks and ground bison produce juicy goodness
The hunters I asked all said the same thing: Whatever you do, they stressed repeatedly, don’t overcook it. With this advice in mind, I recently made my first attempts at …
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013
Spokane Tribe vice chairman resigns
The vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe has resigned under significant pressure from tribal members after being convicted of bison poaching in Montana. Rudy Peone, chairman of the Spokane Tribal …