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Yellowstone Bison Find A New Home Again

August 20, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana No Comments
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An agreement signed last week between Montana’s wildlife agency and the Fort Belknap Indian Community allows for the translocation and multi-year care of about three dozen disease-free bison on the reservation. With the recent Montana Supreme Court decision that validates the transfer of bison between tribal lands, up to 35 bison are set to be moved from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation later this month. The pending transfer will follow another round of disease testing and marking by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service which gets under way today. The Fort Peck Reservation bison were among 61 former members of the Yellowstone National Park herd that were moved last year from a quarantine facility near Gardiner. The bison and their calves now number 76 and are part of a quarantine feasibility study that began in 2004. The study is intended to create a group of bison free of the bacteria that causes brucellosis, which is a disease that results in miscarriages in some pregnant animals, including domestic cattle, and bison and elk.

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