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From left, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees Kevin Shinn, Vanessa Fields and Bernardo Garza  field public questions at an open house about future National Bison Range management in Charlo May 10, 2018.
Nicky Ouellet

The National Bison Range near Charlo has a way of anchoring itself in local’s sense of where they come from and who they are now.

Dave Stipe remembers as a kid taking visitors out to the range to see the herd.

"We grew up in our hot lunches eating the buffalo, the deer and the elk from the bison range," Stipe says.

Now, as a Lake County Commissioner, Stipe is part of a group working alongside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to outline how the Range and a few nearby wildlife refuges will be managed in the future.

Bison moving through Yellowstone Park's Upper Geyser Basin.
Diane Renkin - NPS (PD)

A 72-year-old Idaho woman received minor injuries Tuesday after a bison shoved her off a trail in Yellowstone National Park. It’s the first report of a bison injuring a visitor this year, and park officials want to keep it that way.

Bison Protesters Banned From Yellowstone For 5 Years

Mar 12, 2018
Bison at the Stephens Creek Capture facility north of Yellowstone Park in 2015.
Jim Peaco (CC-BY-2)

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three people who were arrested while protesting the slaughter of bison near Yellowstone National Park have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and are banned from the park for 5 years.

This week, Yellowstone National Park officials arrested two animal rights activists who were protesting a controversial, annual slaughter of some of the last free-roaming bison in the world. 

Bison at the Stephens Creek Capture facility north of Yellowstone Park in 2015.
Jim Peaco (CC-BY-2)

Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating another illegal release of bison, after the Stephens Creek Facility was broken into sometime last night or early this morning.

Park officials said most of the 73 bison that escaped stayed in the immediate area and eventually returned to the pen. Fifty-two bison escaped in a similar incident last month.

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