Judge upholds restraining order against bison transfers
Editor's note: What's another 30 days in the life of the Yellowstone bison story? At stake are about 30 wild Yellowstone bison in a corral at Fort Peck Indian Reservation; they are to be destined for Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. The judge's ruling also could have an impact on other Yellowstone bison currently in quarantine north of Yellowstone Park as well as any future Yellowstone bison that migrate out during the winter.
CHINOOK — Wild bison transported last month from Yellowstone National Park will remain at northeastern Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation, but a judge ruled Wednesday that no additional bison can be transferred in the state for at least 30 days.
Montana District Judge John McKeon upheld a restraining order barring further bison relocations after an eight-hour hearing challenging the state's return of the animals to tribal lands.
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