bison http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Yellowstone Says No To Vaccinating Bison Using Air Guns http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-says-no-vaccinating-bison-using-air-guns <p>Yellowstone National Park has rejected the adoption of new methods to vaccinate bison from Brucellosis.</p><p></p><p>Brucellosis is a disease that can cause bison and other large animals to abort their calves. Yellowstone currently hand-vaccinates just a few bison, and only when they leave the park. But nearly a decade ago, there were legal disputes over bison management, and the park agreed to look into vaccinating bison in the wild, using air guns.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:55:13 +0000 Willow Belden 55818 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone Says No To Vaccinating Bison Using Air Guns Yellowstone says remote vaccination for bison would be costly http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-says-remote-vaccination-bison-would-be-costly <p>The National Park Service does not wish to start using air guns to vaccinate Yellowstone bison for Brucellosis.</p><p>Brucellosis is a disease that can cause bison and other large animals to abort their calves. Currently, the park only vaccinates bison when they leave the park, and even then, only a few animals are vaccinated. But Park Spokesman Al Nash says after some legal disputes regarding bison management over a decade ago, Yellowstone agreed to look into new options.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:24:18 +0000 Willow Belden 52630 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone says remote vaccination for bison would be costly Senate approves bill to thin bison herds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-approves-bill-thin-bison-herds <p></p><p></p><p>The State Legislature passed a bill that would allow hunters to try and thin wild bison herds in northwest Wyoming.&nbsp; But an amendment added in the Senate led to a lot of debate in the House.&nbsp;</p><p>The Senate amendment would give $250,000 to the Wyoming Attorney General’s office to defend the second amendment rights of Wyoming citizens “to possess and use any firearm” that is useful in hunting bison.&nbsp; Many saw this as a way to add a gun rights law to a bill that deals with bison hunting.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:27:10 +0000 Bob Beck 37302 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate approves bill to thin bison herds Enviro groups support Gingery’s bison plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/enviro-groups-support-gingery-s-bison-plan <p>Some environmental groups say they support a plan to alter bison hunting rules. The proposal by Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson would end the once-in-a-lifetime limit on hunting cow bison and would drastically reduce the cost of nonresident licenses.</p><p>The goal is to get the bison population down to about 500, from a high of 12-hundred.</p><p>Lloyd Dorsey with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition likes the idea.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:29:43 +0000 Willow Belden 29322 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Enviro groups support Gingery’s bison plan Bison hunt to begin http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bison-hunt-begin <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Department received thousands of applications for bison hunting permits this year, and invited about 400 of those to hunt.<br /><br /> Spokesman Mark Gocke says hunters will be helping to reduce the herd size of the largest land animal in North America. The ideal herd size is 500 bison, but there are currently 900.<br /><br /> Gocke says the drought has driven the bison herd from its typical summer rangeland and onto the Elk Refuge seeking forage. The herd competes with elk and other animals for food.<br /> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:21:05 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 28570 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bison hunt to begin Yellowstone bison to be pushed back into park http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-bison-be-pushed-back-park <p>Government officials plan haze a large herd of migrating bison back into Yellowstone National Park this week - an annual event that is again drawing opposition from wildlife advocates and American Indian groups.</p><p>Montana state veterinarian Marty Zaluski says an estimated 400 bison are outside the park in the West Yellowstone area. Government workers could start driving the animals back into Yellowstone using a helicopter as early as Wednesday.</p><p>Hundreds of bison leave the park annually during winter to graze at lower elevations.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 12:16:06 +0000 The Associated Press 23729 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone bison to be pushed back into park