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Ruling that blocked bison moves appealed


BILLINGS — Environmental groups say they will ask the Montana Supreme Court to overturn a district court ruling that temporarily halts transfers of Yellowstone National Park bison to tribal and public lands.

Attorneys for Defenders of Wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation appealed the ruling Monday.

They are challenging a restraining order issued by Judge John McKeon after about 60 Yellowstone bison were moved to Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation in March.

Half of those bison were supposed to be transferred to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, once that reservation had...

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