Officials set to cull Yellowstone Bison herd by at least 600

Wyoming News November 30, 2017

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Officials set to cull Yellowstone Bison herd by at least 600

Yellowstone Nat’l Park   –   Bison managers at Yellowstone National Park expect that between 600 and 900 bison within the park will be culled this winter by hunting or slaughter.

The details for this winter’s management plan were determined at a Tuesday meeting between federal, state and tribal officials.

Park biologists believe that removal of around 600 of the parks estimated 5,000 bison would keep the population stable.

The bison are culled annually as part of an inter-agency agreement which calls for the bison population to hover at around 3,000 and limits where the animals are allowed to roam in Montana.

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