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House Ag Committee discusses bill restricting bison transfers


Last updated 2/17/2021 at 11:50am

The Montana House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing Tuesday regarding a pair of bills that could slow or halt restoration efforts for bison in Montana.

The first, House Bill 318, sponsored by Rep. Kenneth Holmlund R-Miles City would clarify that no bison that has been kept in captivity, is owned by someone or has been subject to per capita fees can be considered a wild bison.

Holmlund and proponents of the bill, including representatives from the United Property Owners of Montana and the Montana Association of Counties, said this would further clarify what animals ca...

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