The last wild buffalo populations are currently estimated at fewer than 4,200 individual animals, living in and around Yellowstone National Park. Wild bison are ecologically extinct throughout their native range in North America.
2012-2013 Total Buffalo Killed: 256 Government Capture: Buffalo Released from Capture: Government Slaughter: Held for Government Experiment: Died In Government Trap: Miscarriage in Government Trap: State Hunt: 25 Treaty Hunts: 218 Unknown Hunts: 5 Quarantine: Shot by Agents: 1 Highway Mortality: 7
Total Killed in Previous Years 2011-2012: 33 2010-2011: 227 2009-2010: 7 2008-2009: 22 2007-2008: 1,631 Total Killed Since 2000: 4,250
*includes lethal government action, trap-related fatalities, quarantine/experiments, hunts, and highway deaths