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.
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.
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.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a dog disease that can be passed to humans has been confirmed in Iowa...
State wildlife officials plan to catch elk in southwestern Montana this spring as part of a brucellosis tracking effort.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will use a helicopter to catch as many as 100 cow elk in the Lima Peaks and Tendoy Mountains.
Two bulls in Western Montana have tested positive for brucellosis, a disease that because it causes cows to miscarry, can threaten Montana's beef economy.
The bulls, which were destroyed, were on a Beaverhead County ranch located in Montana’s Designated Surveillance Area, a multi-county region where brucellosis is tightly monitored and isolated instances are tolerated.