Bison management group looks at new plan
August 12, 2009
MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer HELENA
A new Yellowstone National Park bison management proposal calls for more aggressive hazing of the animals back into the park and other measures aimed at reducing the number sent to slaughter. State and federal agencies are reviewing the bison management plant, h o p i n g t o bui ld more flexibility into a program that killed a record 1,600 bison in 2008. The effort follows a strong critique last y e a r f r om t h e Go v e r nme n t Accountability Office that said state and federal agencies have done little to stem the slaughter. Ranchers want the...