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...