The Lost History of Yellowstone – from Smithsonian Magazine

Hunted nearly to extinction by white hunters, bison numbered only about two dozen inside Yellowstone in 1902. Today the herd consists of about 4,800. (Andrew Geiger)

Fascinating article by Richard Grant, photographs by Andrew Geiger for the Smithsonian Magazine. Read their full piece here.

Woman, 72, gored by bison while trying to take photo at Yellowstone National Park — KTLA

A 72-year-old California woman was gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park, a news release from the park said. The woman approached the bison to take a picture and got within 10 feet of it multiple times before it gored her on June 25, according to the release. She sustained multiple goring wounds and was…

Woman, 72, gored by bison while trying to take photo at Yellowstone National Park — KTLA

Teen Gored After Walking Between Two Fighting Bison at North Dakota National Park — KTLA

A 17-year-old from Colorado was gored by a bison Saturday at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, officials said. The teen was stabbed in the thigh and is in stable condition, park officials said Monday, declining to name the youth. The visitor was walking along a trail in the park near a herd of…

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Update from the Field: Yellowstone’s Fast-Track Buffalo Slaughter — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Buffalo Field Campaign In the last two years the Interagency Bison Management plan (IBMP) has killed almost 1,200 bison in 2018 and 1,300 in 2017 Yellowstone National Park continues to capture wild buffalo inside their Stephens Creek buffalo trap, located in the Gardiner Basin. As of this writing, approximately 160 of the country’s last […]

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Update from the Field: First Buffalo to Enter Montana Met with Gunfire — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Buffalo Field Campaign Is it any wonder that buffalo have been staying out of Montana when this is the kind of welcome they receive? As we’ve been reporting, hardly any buffalo have migrated from Yellowstone into Montana this winter. The few who had come close didn’t stay long before heading deeper into the park. […]

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Yellowstone and Montana are Killing the Last Wild Buffalo — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Does anyone in Montana, Yellowstone or the broader US care at all anymore about their wild resources and icons? This article seems to indicate not. There’s a brutality now quite evident, boiling over everywhere, in the US that is stark, cold and cruel.

Straight from the Horse’s Heart article follows verbatim.    

read more at the Buffalo Field Campaign “Yellowstone National Park — shamefully complicit in Montana’s livestock industry’s war against wild buffalo…” More than 1,200 of America’s last wild buffalo have been killed this winter, and it isn’t over yet. Hunting along Yellowstone’s boundaries has taken the lives of more than 400 buffalo. Hunters are still […]

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