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1 year ago


*Last Words of Buffalo Inspiration

 

"Free-roaming bison have no place in modern Montana.  We can’t turn back the clock two hundred years to a time before the land came into private ownership.  I think the time is appropriate for all Montanans to look toward our Eastern Montana brothers and sisters and ponder for a moment whether we want to force free roaming Bison down their throats and across their private property."


~ Toby Dahl, Director of the highly conservative United Property Owners of Montana, from his recent opinion-editorial which appeared in The Roundup, an agri-business magazine.
 
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1 year ago

*By the Numbers

The last wild buffalo populations are currently estimated at fewer than 4,600 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: 261
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: 3
Highway Mortality: 7
Cause of Death Unknown:  3

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: 4,256

*includes lethal government action, trap-related fatalities, quarantine/experiments, hunts, and highway deaths

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