June 12, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 24

Livestock Or Wildlife? Still Unclear For Bison

By Samar Fay

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Whether the Yellowstone bison now living on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation are classified as livestock or wildlife was the subject of debate at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 Citizens Advisory Council meeting Tuesday at the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery.

“The designation of bison will be a contentious and hard-fought issue for many years to come,” said Steve Dalbey, the acting FWP Region 6 supervisor.

The memorandum of understanding between FWP and the Fort Peck tribes does not make clear the present or future designation of the bison. It establishes a fiv...

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