It said that there is planned maintainance for this website. I will try to access this later.
I have a question Tasunka that maybe you can answer. Here is an excerpt from an article in the link you posted.
"Since our last Update, 12 more wild buffalo have been killed by treaty hunters on lands north of Yellowstone National Park. Most of these buffalo were killed at Beattie Gulch. With so many gut piles left on this small section of public land, very close to people's homes, there have been real concerns about attracting grizzly bears, who find gut piles delicious after a long, winter nap. Gardiner patrols report that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks game wardens were seen consolidating the remains for possible removal.
Yellowstone National Park's goal of killing 450 wild buffalo through hunting and/or slaughter this year has been nearly half way met with over 205 wild buffalo killed by hunters this year. Treaty hunting will end March 31st.
On Thursday, Yellowstone again made public their intentions to begin capturing wild buffalo in the Park's Stephens Creek bison trap. BFC contacted Park officials who told us that capture could happen while hunting is taking place, though they prefer hunters to do most of the killing, and hence carry the burden of blame.
If buffalo are captured, they would be sent to slaughter and research facilities. Sixty-three young buffalo are wanted by the USDA-Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service for their continued experiments with GonaCon, a chemical pesticide birth control agent. Another 200 wild buffalo would be rounded up for slaughter. Spring could be the saving grace: calving season is less than six weeks away. Yellowstone doesn't want the black eye for slaughtering buffalo heavy with calves. Some areas of Yellowstone are already greening-up, so buffalo are slowly vacating their winter ranges. It's like a macabre race between spring and Yellowstone's killing plans."
I thought that bison were safe within Yellowstone National Park. Yet it says they have a goal of killing 450. That doesn't make sense to me. What's going on?
The cruel truth,and I just recently found this out ; is that some Native Americans want to play Indian like back in the old days..
they want to hunt,they want to eat buffalo."like my ancestors"
it's just as stupid as a civil war re-enactment.
I ,myself do not condone this.
It is shameful that they are repected as ecologists,when the precious few educated Native American's are the only ones worthy.
The reservations are pig sties!
I was shocked when I read that a tribe (I forget which one) was in on the hunts. It is horrible to think that people would want to eat an animal that is endangered. Bison should be protected at all costs! Even though some private landowners and tribes want the bison to graze and/or live on their property, it is not allowed. And I want to know why?
Why is this happening? I thought bison were protected in Yellowstone:
"Yellowstone National Park's goal of killing 450 wild buffalo through hunting and/or slaughter this year has been nearly half way met with over 205 wild buffalo killed by hunters this year. Treaty hunting will end March 31st"
But my guess is some federal loopholes and corruption.