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- Bison that move beyond the newly opened habitat and head north into the Paradise Valley will continue to be shot to protect livestock
- "We need to get rid of 400 bison on an annual basis. Hunting is the most palatable option," Zaluski said.
- Livestock Industry and Gov. B.S. have proposed a special hunting zone that would straddle the park's boundary, to make sure bison could be reached by hunters when mild winters allow bison to find food in park. Yellowstone Spokesman, Al Nash responded "No. Federal law prohibits hunting in Yellowstone National Park. Our job is to manage Yellowstone for the public according to federal law." (Manage it like Suzanne Lewis did? Rounding up bison and slaughtering them INSIDE Yellowstone.)
If you're in Gardiner April 14 a meeting will be held to explain the plan to the public.
Of course the option of tribes being given bison wasn't discussed. Though Ted Turner can be given some.