August 28, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 351

Bison Moved To Fort Belknap

A herd of Yellowstone bison from the Fort Peck Reservation was released on Fort Belknap last Thursday, finally fulfilling a plan by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to quarantine brucellosis-free animals, prove they can remain disease-free, and transplant them to the two Indian reservations on the eastern plains.

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Thirty-four bison stepped out of trailers and trotted off to explore the 900-acre pasture. It was recently surrounded with a stout, new 8-foot fence.

Sixty-one Yellowstone bison were moved to the Fort Peck Reservation in March 2012. Half were supposed to go on to Fort Belknap but...

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