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House advances anti-bison measure

HELENA (AP) — The House is advancing a bill that would let landowners haze or shoot wild bison that come onto their property.

The measure was endorsed Thursday in a 62-38 vote. The state estimates it could lead to the destruction of more than 100 bison a year.

Supporters said it is necessary to give landowners a way of removing wild bison that can injure people and damage property. They said destruction of the bison would be a last resort.

Bison management has long been the focus of conflict, particularly around Yellowstone National Park.

Opponents of the bill argued that landowners are n...

 

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