Montana Dumps Bison Hunt

Helena, MT – Montana's wildlife commission Monday canceled a planned bison hunt for animals that wander from Yellowstone National Park. The 4-1 vote by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission stops the month-long season that was set to begin Saturday. The vote supports a position taken last week by new Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, who raised fears about a "public relations nightmare" from shooting bison. The hunt would have been the first in Montana in more than a decade.