Friday, May 15, 2009

Thursday's Hazing Off Of Horse Butte

100 buffalo were hazed off of the Horse Butte Peninsula to Yellowstone Park. They were hazed across Highway 191 with Gallatin County sheriff's deputies and Montana Highway Patrol stopping traffic.

Above, a blue helicopter with a siren flew low over the herd. The pilot was Christian Mackay executive director of Montana DOL. There were ground forces as well to keep these unruly buffalo in line. The forces included: USFS, NPS, state wildlife officials, and DOL agents using ATVs, SUVs & rode horses yipping away like they do with cattle. The Montana Stockgrowers Association says the plan to allow more buffalo on Horse Butte is flawed so they're trying to change it.

Check out the Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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