Yellowstone baby bison put to death after visitor picks it up, leading herd to reject itMay 24, 2023 GMT
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A man who picked up a bison calf in Yellowstone National Park caused it to be shunned by its herd, prompting park officials to kill the animal rather than allow it to be a hazard to visitors.
US tribes get bison as they seek to restore bond with animalMarch 16, 2023 GMT
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Dozens of bison from a mountain park outside Denver were transferred Wednesday to several tribes from across the Great Plains, in the latest example of Native Americans reclaiming stewardship over animals their ancestors lived alongside for millennia.
US to focus bison restoration on expanding tribal herdsMarch 3, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — U.S. officials will work to restore more large bison herds to Native American lands under a Friday order from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland that calls for the government to tap into Indigenous knowledge in its efforts to conserve the burly animals that are an icon of the American West.
Allen scores 28 in Kansas City’s win over North Dakota StateJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Shemarri Allen had 28 points in Kansas City's 75-73 victory against North Dakota State on Saturday.
Precious Isiaru's 3-pointer broke a tie with 1:27 left and Kansas City held on for the win.
13 bison dead after truck hits herd near Yellowstone parkDecember 31, 2022 GMT
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — Thirteen bison were killed or had to be euthanized after their herd was struck by a semi-truck involved in an accident with two other vehicles on a dark Montana highway just outside Yellowstone National Park, authorities said Friday.
Bison’s relocation to Native lands revives a spiritual bondNovember 22, 2022 GMT
BULL HOLLOW, Okla. (AP) — Ryan Mackey quietly sang a sacred Cherokee verse as he pulled a handful of tobacco out of a zip-close bag. Reaching over a barbed wire fence, he scattered the leaves onto the pasture where a growing herd of bison — popularly known as American buffalo — grazed in northeastern Oklahoma.
Bison spread as Native American tribes reclaim stewardshipNovember 21, 2022 GMT
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a fence at Badlands National Park, Troy Heinert peered from beneath his wide-brimmed hat into a corral where 100 wild bison awaited transfer to the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
Interior law judge allows bison grazing on federal landsOctober 17, 2022 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal administrative law judge has denied a request to block permits that expand bison grazing in north-central Montana while several parties challenge them.
58 bison relocated from Grand Canyon National Park North RimSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife managers say 58 bison have been successfully relocated from the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
They said the bison were transferred to the Intertribal Buffalo Council, who transported the animals to the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
Montana ranchers, officials appeal bison grazing on US landAugust 29, 2022 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A ranching group and Republican state officials have asked a federal panel to reverse the Biden administration's approval of bison grazing on U.S. lands in central Montana as part of a vast nature reserve.
2nd visitor in 3 days gored by Yellowstone park bisonJune 30, 2022 GMT
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the second time in three days, a visitor to Yellowstone National Park was gored by a bison, park officials said Thursday.
A 71-year-old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania and her daughter inadvertently approached the bison Wednesday as they were returning to their vehicle at a Yellowstone Lake trailhead.
Yellowstone bison gores Colorado man, causes arm injuryJune 29, 2022 GMT
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado man who Yellowstone National Park officials say got too close to a bison was thrown by the animal while trying to get himself and a child away from danger.
Grand Canyon won’t seek volunteers to kill bison this fallJune 26, 2022 GMT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A bison herd that lives almost exclusively in the northern reaches of Grand Canyon National Park won't be targeted for lethal removal there this fall.
The park used skilled volunteers selected through a highly competitive and controversial lottery last year to kill bison, part of a toolset to downsize the herd that's been trampling meadows and archaeological sites on the canyon's North Rim.
Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floodsJune 23, 2022 GMT
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Throngs of tourists gleefully watched the legendary Old Faithful geyser shoot towering bursts of steaming water while others got stuck in “bison jams” on picturesque valley roads as visitors returned Wednesday for the partial reopening of Yellowstone National Park after destructive floods.
US wildlife agency to consider protecting Yellowstone bisonJune 3, 2022 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildlife agency that lost key court rulings over its denial of petitions to protect Yellowstone National Park bison will undertake a comprehensive study over whether the animals should be covered under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S.
Bison gores woman in Yellowstone National ParkJune 1, 2022 GMT
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A bison gored a 25-year-old woman in Yellowstone National Park.
The bison was walking near a boardwalk at Black Sand Basin, just north of Old Faithful, when the woman approached it on Monday, according to a park statement.
Escaped bison recaptured near Chicago after 8 months in wildMay 25, 2022 GMT
WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — A bison that escaped a suburban Chicago farm last September and had been living in the wild since was recaptured Wednesday, officials said.
The 1,300-pound (590-kilogram) bison some had come to know as Tyson ran off while being delivered to the Milk and Honey Farmstead in Wauconda, and officials said they believe she settled in Lakewood Forest Preserve in early April.
Yellowstone National Park culls just 49 bison this winterApril 15, 2022 GMT
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Forty-nine Yellowstone National Park bison were shipped to slaughter, killed by hunters or captured for relocation this winter — well short of officials' goal to remove 600 to 900 of the animals.
US approves bison grazing on Montana prairie amid criticismMarch 30, 2022 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday announced approval of a conservation group's proposal to expand bison grazing on prairies in north-central Montana as part of a vast nature reserve over objections from some ranchers and elected officials.
Yellowstone starts bison cull as animals migrate to MontanaFebruary 25, 2022 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park captured 37 bison that were migrating outside the park and sent most to slaughter as officials began an annual program to cull the animals to prevent them from spreading disease to cattle in neighboring Montana, a park official said Thursday.
Yellowstone looks at new bison plan, less focus on slaughterJanuary 29, 2022 GMT
Billings, Mont. (AP) — Emphasizing the importance of bison hunts outside the park and the transfer of live bison to tribes, Yellowstone National Park is developing a new bison management plan to update a 20-year-old document.
Yellowstone bison species decision questioned by US judgeJanuary 17, 2022 GMT
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revisit part of its decision not to protect Yellowstone National Park’s bison as an endangered species.
Nature reserve buys ranch, grows to more than 700 sq milesDecember 20, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A privately-owned nature reserve that's trying to build a Connecticut-sized park where bison and other wildlife can freely roam on the U.S. Northern Plains says it is purchasing a 50-square mile ranch that abuts the Charles M.
Yellowstone opens for winter travel, ends wildlife programDecember 15, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park opened its roads to oversnow vehicles for the winter season on Wednesday and has suspended a wildlife monitoring program that found snowmobiles and other such machines were having minimal effects on animals.
Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone’s bison herd by 600-900December 2, 2021 GMT
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease to cattle.
Program to kill Grand Canyon bison nets 4 animals, criticismNovember 11, 2021 GMT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Day three and the shooters were waiting under the cover of pine trees for the rain to let up. Thirty minutes later, a single branch snapped, revealing a small herd of bison in the distance.
Native clover species being dropped from endangered listAugust 6, 2021 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A native plant called running buffalo clover that had been considered extinct is being removed from the federal endangered species list after bouncing back in a half-dozen states east of the Mississippi River, officials said Thursday.
US to take longer look at contentious Montana bison proposalJuly 13, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials will give the public more time to comment on a contentious proposal to expand bison grazing on public lands in north-central Montana, officials said.
Ted Turner to give land to nonprofit but keep paying taxesJuly 8, 2021 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Media mogul and billionaire bison rancher Ted Turner is donating an 80,000-acre ranch he owns in western Nebraska to his own nonprofit agriculture ecosystem research institute and says he might do the same with four other ranches in Nebraska’s Sand Hills.
Preschool show boasts girl power, plus nonbinary bison FredJuly 6, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there’s a missing necklace, an AWOL baby penguin or a herd of on-the-loose caribou, Ridley Jones is your go-to guy. Or make that your girl.
The 6-year-old title character of Netflix’s new animated series has the pluck and daring of classic screen heroes who were routinely male, a stubborn trope that “Ridley Jones” creator Chris Nee is eager to vanquish for TV's youngest viewers.
Officials back bison grazing plan for Montana reserveJuly 5, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials have given preliminary approval to a conservation group's contentious proposal to expand bison grazing on public lands in north-central Montana.
The Bureau of Land Management said there would be no significant environmental impacts from the proposal covering about 108 square miles (280 square kilometers) south of Malta.
Bison injures woman in Yellowstone National ParkJune 21, 2021 GMT
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A bison has injured a hiker in Yellowstone National Park.
How the bison hurt the woman Sunday near a trail at the northern end of Yellowstone Lake was not known, but she had significant injuries, park spokeswoman Linda Veress said.
Famed escapee Buddy the beefalo adjusting to life in FloridaJune 20, 2021 GMT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A bison hybrid who roamed the woods in Connecticut for months after escaping on the way to the slaughterhouse has adjusted to life in a Florida animal sanctuary.
Bison calf born last month now roaming Nebraska safari parkJune 7, 2021 GMT
ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) — A bison calf born last month at a safari park near Omaha is now on full display at the park, where it is roaming the grounds with its mother and the rest of the herd. The auburn-colored calf was born May 11 at the park’s Bison Plains, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
Chance to shoot bison at Grand Canyon draws 45k applicantsMay 5, 2021 GMT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — More than 45,000 people are vying for one of a dozen spots to help thin a herd of bison at Grand Canyon National Park.
The odds aren't as good as drawing a state tag to hunt the massive animals beyond the boundaries of the Grand Canyon, but they're far better than getting struck by lightning or winning the Powerball...
Yellowstone bison carcass disposal breeds unique alliancesMay 1, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A shared interest in bison migrating into the Gardiner Basin has created a unique partnership...
Grand Canyon opens lottery for shooting bison in the parkMay 1, 2021 GMT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is opening a rare opportunity for skilled shooters to help reduce the number of bison roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona...
Gianforte pushes back on plan to look at bison in refugeApril 30, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office says a U.S. Interior Department plan to consider if bison should be reintroduced to a sprawling refuge in central Montana raises questions about federal intrusion into state wildlife management...
US agency to look at bringing back bison on Montana refugeApril 29, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials said they will consider in coming years whether to reintroduce wild bison to a million-acre (400,000-hectare) federal wildlife refuge in central Montana, a move that would be at odds with Republicans in the state who want to limit where bison can roam...
Native American lawmakers seek federal help on Montana bisonApril 27, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Native American lawmakers in Montana on Tuesday called on the Biden administration to help craft a plan to reintroduce wild bison to the landscape in and around Glacier National Park and the Charles M...
Native lawmakers blast Gianforte after bison plan droppedApril 23, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Native American lawmakers criticized Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte on Friday over his decision to scrap a bison management plan that would have allowed the wild animals to be restored in more areas of the state...
Governor drops bison plan, says he’s protecting ranchersApril 21, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte said Tuesday he is ending a bison management plan that would have allowed the wide-ranging animals to be restored in more areas of the state...
After fewer bison left Yellowstone, population set to growApril 4, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fewer bison migrated out of Yellowstone National Park this winter than in years past, leading officials to drop plans to capture and remove some of the animals as part of a population control program...
35 Montana bison moved to South Dakota reservationFebruary 15, 2021 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Thirty-five bison have been moved from Montana to their new home on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota as part of an effort to expand the herd...
Conservationists: Bisons revive, freshwater dolphins dwindleDecember 10, 2020 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — A leading conservation group uniting governments and civil society says all four known freshwater dolphin species are now threatened with extinction, after newly discovered information on the tucuxi in the Amazon river system showed it too is endangered.
Bison plan for California’s Catalina Island stirs debateNovember 8, 2020 GMT
AVALON, Calif. (AP) — The nonprofit organization that owns a majority of California's Santa Catalina Island plans to boost eco-tourism by adding more bison to existing herds, recharging a debate over the environmental impacts of the shaggy beasts...
National parks hope visitors comply with virus measuresMay 24, 2020 GMT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man pets a wild bison on the head. Rescuers pull a treasure seeker from a snowy canyon...
Yellowstone slaughters wild bison to shrink park’s herdsMarch 30, 2020 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is done capturing wild bison for the year after rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter as part of a population control program, park officials said...
Brandon Maxwell’s models strut amid bison, moose and caribouFebruary 9, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There's always a crowd at a Brandon Maxwell fashion show, but the audience on Saturday night included more than the usual human fashionistas: A majestic gathering of Alaskan moose, bison, brown bears, Bighorn sheep and caribou were also enjoying the show at the American Museum of Natural History...
Study: Yellowstone bison mow, fertilize their own grassNovember 21, 2019 GMT
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A study of grazing in Yellowstone National Park found that bison essentially mow and fertilize their own food...
Tribe members: Ancient bison kill site desecrated by miningNovember 9, 2019 GMT
SARPY CREEK, Montana (AP) — When a coal company contractor working under federal oversight used a backhoe to dig up one of the largest known Native American bison killing grounds and make way for mining, investigators concluded the damage on the Crow Indian Reservation broke federal law and would cost $10 million to repair, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press...
Squirrels, bees could get US aid but not Yellowstone’s bisonSeptember 6, 2019 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park's storied bison herds but pledged to consider more help for two other species — a tiny, endangered squirrel in Arizona and bees that pollinate rare desert flowers in Nevada...
Blackfeet welcome the return of bison to Montana reservationMay 30, 2019 GMT
BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Indians have waited a long time for bison to return to their homeland. An extra 12 hours wouldn't hurt.
After assembling at 10 a.m. Tuesday on a former cattle ranch just south of Browning, Iinnii Days coordinator Teri Dahle learned the truck hauling a dozen yearling bison from California had broken down in northern Nevada.
Yellowstone plans to capture more than 600 bisonJanuary 5, 2019 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials plan to capture 600 to 900 bison to slaughter this winter for the continuing effort to manage the herd's population.
The Billings Gazette reports Interagency Bison Management Plan partners signed Monday the agreement outlining the winter operations plan for the bison.
AP PHOTOS: Bison roundup conjures bygone days of US WestDecember 25, 2018 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Once a year, hundreds of horseback riders gather on an island in Utah's Great Salt Lake to nudge bison toward holding pens in a roundup of one of America's largest and oldest public herds...
Montana tribe rejects bison transfer dealNovember 29, 2018 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for a Montana tribe says it's not accepting a small group of wild bison from Yellowstone National Park because of burdensome conditions proposed by federal officials.
Viewing workshop planned for National Bison DayOctober 12, 2018 GMT
FLAGSTAFF — Bison are synonymous with the great West, but not many people realize that Arizona is home to these magnificent animals.
To increase awareness and provide information about this great animal, the Arizona Game and Fish Department will host a bison viewing workshop near Flagstaff on National Bison Day, Saturday, Nov.
Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier parkAugust 4, 2018 GMT
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park in the third disturbance in less than a week at a national park, officials said Friday...
A man was arrested Thursday at approximately 10:45 p.m. at the Many Glacier Hotel after park rangers responded to a report of two guests arguing loudly and creating a disturbance in the hotel dining room.
Yellowstone boss says Trump administration forcing him outJune 7, 2018 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday that he's being forced out in an apparent "punitive action" following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and ranchers in neighboring Montana...