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Dec 4, 2009

* Update from the Field

A bull buffalo was shot yesterday on Horse Butte.  For a few weeks he had maintained a space for himself outside of the hunt zone, in the buffalo-friendly Yellowstone Village housing area.  The last time we saw him alive
he was bedded down inside Montana's largest "buffalo safe zone" on the Galanis property.   I can still see his wooly head and horns just peaking over a small rise, hoping that he would keep refuge there, but knowing that buffalo will go where they choose, even if the consequences are fatal.  The Galanis property borders Gallatin National Forest land which is in the hunt zone; once he stepped across that imaginary line he became a target and was killed.

It feels as if something has been stolen from the landscape; the bullet extinguished his beneficial and majestic presence, further diminishing the wild bison gene pool by yet another senseless killing of a species moving toward extinction.  The Montana Department of Livestock has manipulated wildlife management so severely that hunters are blindly doing some of the killing for them.  They call it a hunt but to me it looks more like just another way to kill buffalo that step into Montana.  Wild bison still have no year-round habitat in Montana and they are ecologically extinct through most of their native range.  Hunting wild bison is extremely premature and bison need to be given the opportunity to recover as a wildlife species in Montana before a hunt can be deemed fair, sustainable, or even ethical.

Snow has been slow to come this season, and we hope that means fewer buffalo will need to make the journey into Montana while the hunt is underway.  For those that do, we will be watching over them, and while we cannot stop the bullet, we can give all we have to help change hearts and minds.

Roam Free,
~Stephany
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Posted: Friday December 4, 2009, 6:27 am
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Cynthia Sopel (62)
Friday December 4, 2009, 1:40 pm
Vicky, I totally agree! All wildlife should be able to roam in safety wherever they need to! How does man have the right to lay down boundaries for wildlife?! Can we not live in harmony? If there weren't so many ingrates on this planet with "the superior being" mentality, we probably could. These people make me sick- they just wait for the right moment to shoot so that they can justify their senseless, callous murder. Pathetic... It's so heartbreaking!!

Vivian Farmer (499)
Friday December 4, 2009, 5:04 pm
Cyn, you are so right....man destroys what he doesn't understand or want to understand. What is so ridiculous to me is that there is so much land out West for wildlife to live on and yet man wants to fence them in and create boundaries! GRRR!!

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Monday December 7, 2009, 4:13 pm
So Sad indeed I love the Gentle Giants

Vivian Farmer (499)
Monday December 7, 2009, 6:32 pm
That's exactly what they are Little Wing...Gentle Giants. I love the little red babies too. Why can't they just be left alone to tread the paths of their ancestors in peace and harmony?

Simone D. (1476)
Tuesday December 8, 2009, 9:57 am
This is just so heartbreaking and makes one blood boil too. Leave the bison alone. Thank you dear Vicky.

Vivian Farmer (499)
Tuesday December 8, 2009, 6:10 pm
Hi Simone! Yes, all this killing of the bison is so unnecessary. I pray one day soon all this will change. We must all continue with our fight.

Ant m. (47)
Friday December 11, 2009, 2:39 pm
Thats sick ... we almost wiped them off this earth the first time around .... whats wrong with people ?????

Vivian Farmer (499)
Friday December 11, 2009, 5:16 pm
Ant, my sentiments EXACTLY. I was so astonished when I was in my teens (1960's) to learn that they were not extinct after all but now to know that man is trying to wipe them out a second time makes me so ANGRY!! In fact I am fighting mad!

Terry B. (649)
Monday January 11, 2010, 3:43 am
Even though Montana is one of my favourite states, and has in general taken a more enlightened attitude than its awful reactionary neighbours Utah and Idaho, I will be boycotting her until this matter is resolved to the satisfaction of civilized people. Until then, my visits to the area will be limited to sneaking across to border to Browning, which is not really "in" Montana at all, but in the Blackfeet Nation,

Vivian Farmer (499)
Monday January 11, 2010, 7:43 am
Terry, I bet Montana is very beautiful and for you to boycott it for the sake of the buffalo is very noble. I bet visiting the Blackfeet Nation will be awesome! I would love to visit out West before my life is over.

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