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    The first step to managing Yellowstone would be to get rid of the non native wolves that were introduces there that have killed most of the elk and moose.

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    Yep...reducing predation is always toward the top of management goals. I wouldn't shoot them though, they should be trapped and dropped off in D.C.

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    Ummmm,

    They have been doing the hazing/slaughter deal with the tribes for decades. I am not super upset about it.

    As far as how real the brucellosis threat is, it is hard to say. The "no-slaughter" side says, "There has never been a case of brucellosis being passed from bison to cattle! Let them roam!" while the ranching side says, "There has never been a case of brucellosis being passed from bison to cattle! Our hazing/slaughter program is a success!"

    One thing is for sure, bison are pretty resistant to wolf predation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by packmule View Post
    I wouldn't shoot them though, they should be trapped and dropped off in D.C.
    Cant take the risk of them getting loose before they get there! need to put a good bounty on them and get out of the way like they did years ago

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    That would likely be the best option....or do them like we do hogs here and chase them down with a helicopter and shoot them.




    What are fence laws up there that makes it hard to separate bison from cattle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by packmule View Post
    What are fence laws up there that makes it hard to separate bison from cattle?
    Most Buffalo dont care for fences much. I expect its some of the problem the ranchers have with them.

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    That's would be my issue with them, have to go to pipe fences to be effective or put a lot of heat on them.

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    barbwire dont mean much to a buffalo. Anything else costs tomuch (for a rancher anyways). We used to train cutting horses with buffalo, even those arent quite domesticated yet. lol

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    They pay attention when they get lot up like a Christmas tree.


    Here's a story about a rancher tired of them down here.


    http://m.gosanangelo.com/news/2010/j...-they-strayed/

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    51 is alot of buffalo to kill. It sounds messed up but I imagine there is another side to it too.

 

 

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