Kudos to Montana officials for bold bison proposal
Editorial | Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Editor's note: This is indeed potentially a great step forward for Yellowstone bison. GYC has been working hard to find space outside the park for Yellowstone bison to roam, especially in the Gardiner Basin north of the park and Hebgen Basin west of the park. It's gratifying to see Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks find even more room for Yellowstone bison west of the park in places where no cattle graze.
Montana officials have proposed allowing bison to roam year-round in large areas adjacent to Yellowstone National Park, a plan that would ease restrictions on the park's iconic herd and potentially bring to a close the slaughtering and hazing of years past.
While such a solution is long overdue, we salute the state for taking what could prove to be a momentous position in how Montana deals with the bison that wander across the park's borders in search of grazing each year.
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