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By M. Jeff Wagner
Montana FWP 

A Refresher On Bison Management


The recent Montana Supreme Court decision validating the transfer of bison between tribal lands on the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap reservations again put bison in the news. Now is a good time to provide some clarity regarding the State of Montana’s approach to this issue.

Bison management by the State of Montana falls into three categories: bison around Yellowstone Park, bison on non-tribal lands in the rest of the state, and bison on tribal lands.

Yellowstone Bison

Bison that migrate into Montana from Yellowstone National Park are managed by three federal and two Montana agencies under a...

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