SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An 8-year-old female American bison living in Golden Gate Park's famous paddock has died after suffering severe kidney disease.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man reaches over a railing to pet a bison on the head in yet another example of dangerous behavior by visitors to Yellowstone National Park.
Bison crashes at Wind Cave on the rise
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Motorists are being urged to keep an eye out for wandering bison in Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota after rangers noticed an uptick in the number of crashes between...
SHARON SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — An escaped herd of bison is roaming free in rural upstate New York, grazing in hay fields as the owner works with state police and the Department of Environmental...
Teen injured by bison in North Dakota national park
MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — A teenage visitor to a national park in North Dakota has been injured by a bison.
Officials at Theodore Roosevelt National Park say the 17-year-old girl from Colorado was...
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say a bull bison tossed a 9-year-old Florida girl into the air when the animal charged a group of about 50...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A nonprofit group trying to create the nation's largest nature reserve in central Montana is planning a buffalo hunt on its land later this year.
MOIESE, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service diverted roughly a third of the National Bison Range Complex's budget in 2015 and never gave it back.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — The National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown says the herd's white bull bison has died from injuries suffered in an accidental fall into a ravine.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Five genetically pure Yellowstone National Park bison have been delivered to Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports the bison joined the...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A bison herd in northern Colorado is growing much faster than expected.
The herd at a natural area north of Fort Collins began three years ago as 10 genetically...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Democratic governor of Montana who is running for president and the Republican secretary of state who wants his job were locked in a constitutional dispute over a uniquely...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge will hear arguments in a dispute between Gov. Steve Bullock and Secretary of State Corey Stapleton on whether Bullock's veto of a bison bill was...
Hiker seriously hurt by bison, authorities say
ANTELOPE ISLAND, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a hiker has been seriously injured by a bison on Antelope Island.
The Standard-Examiner reports the 30-year-old Davis County man was struck...
Wandering bison found, put down near Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Officials in southeastern Minnesota say a wandering bison has been found and put down.
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that a citizen spotted...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A constitutional dispute between Montana's Democratic governor and Republican secretary of state escalated on Friday when a judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton attempted Wednesday to overrule Gov. Steve Bullock's veto of a bill by saying the governor did not deliver it to his office in time,...
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Rogue bison on the loose in Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Rochester are asking residents to keep an eye out for a rogue bison that's been on the loose since the weekend.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Native American tribes in Oklahoma are planning to build a meat processing plant in an effort to take a more active role in bringing the nations' bison herd to the...
1st baby bison born at Fermilab herd this spring
BATAVIA, Ill. (AP) — The first bison of the spring has been born at the U.S. Energy Department's Fermilab facility, west of Chicago.
Officials say the calf was born on April 20, one of 12 to...
BEATTIE GULCH, Mont. (AP) — The scavenger-cleaned bison carcass scattered across the grassland provided the perfect punctuation point for Nathan Varley.
1-year-old Bison shot and killed on Sanborn farm
SANBORN, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Redwood County are investigating the death of a 1-year-old bison that was shot in the eye at a farm in rural Sanborn.
More than 300 Yellowstone bison removed so far
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — More than 300 bison have been culled from Yellowstone National Park during the current effort to keep the park's herd at a manageable level.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Attorney General's Office says an appeals court has upheld the limited use of motor vehicles to retrieve lawfully taken elk and bison on the Kaibab National...
National Elk Refuge numbers down
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming wildlife manager have counted fewer elk and bison this winter on the National Elk Refuge near Jackson than in past winters.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The capturing of hundreds of bison in Yellowstone National Park began Thursday as part of a continuing effort to manage the herd's population in the...
5 Yellowstone bison transferred to Montana tribes
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Five bull bison from Yellowstone National park have been transferred to an American Indian reservation in northwest Montana under an effort to bolster herds of the animals...
Grand Teton Park bison to be moved for goring horses
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A herd of bison in northwest Wyoming will be moved to new rangeland because they have gored multiple horses on private land within Grand Teton National Park.
The Buckrail reports that about 100 bison will be moved Friday down U.S. 89, which will be temporarily closed between Moose and Moran.
Kentucky park taking bids for 4 bison
UNION, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have some unusual surplus property that's being made available for sale: four bison from Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Boone County.
The Kentucky Department of Parks is accepting bids for the bison, which include a 4-year-old cow and three bulls, each younger than a year old. They will be sold together.
Officials report slow hunting season for Yellowstone bison
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Officials say mild weather and a lack of snowfall have allowed bison to largely stay inside Yellowstone National Park, resulting in only a few of the animals being hunted so far this winter.
Bison auction next month at Land Between the Lakes
GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — A bison auction is being held next month at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
A statement from the Friends of Land Between the Lakes says the auction will be held Feb. 2 at Land Between the Lakes Elk & Bison Prairie Corral. Plans call for about 40 bison to be sold including a mature bison bull, up to four mature cows, two young bulls, eight yearling bulls, eight to 10 yearling heifers and 17 calves.
Yellowstone plans to capture more than 600 bison
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials plan to capture 600 to 900 bison to slaughter this winter for the continuing effort to manage the herd's population.
The Billings Gazette reports Interagency Bison Management Plan partners signed Monday the agreement outlining the winter operations plan for the bison.
AP PHOTOS: Bison roundup conjures bygone days of US West
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Once a year, hundreds of horseback riders gather on an island in Utah's Great Salt Lake to nudge bison toward holding pens in a roundup of one of America's largest and oldest public herds.
Bison have occupied Antelope Island, about 25 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Salt Lake City, for more than 120 years, after a dozen of them were brought there by a homesteader. Today, several hundred bison roam the island, which is now a state park.
Ted Turner purchases more grazing land in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A decade ago, billionaire bison rancher Ted Turner said his appetite for buying more grazing land in Nebraska was likely satisfied.
But now the state's largest private landowner, and second-largest individual landowner in the U.S., has surprised some people by purchasing another Sand Hills ranch, putting his holdings in Nebraska past the half-million-acre mark.
Montana tribe rejects bison transfer deal
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for a Montana tribe says it's not accepting a small group of wild bison from Yellowstone National Park because of burdensome conditions proposed by federal officials.
Zoo: Employee struck by bison; taken to hospital
POWELL, Ohio (AP) — Officials at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in central Ohio say a bison has struck and injured an employee who was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
Zoo spokeswoman Patty Peters said in an email that the experienced zookeeper was struck by the bison Thursday while preparing to conduct a veterinary exam on the animal.
Other employees immediately contacted emergency responders who transported the zookeeper to a hospital.
Montana expands livestock disease vaccination area
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana livestock officials have expanded the area of the state where cattle are required to be vaccinated against the disease brucellosis, which is carried by elk and bison.
Russian experiment abandons plans to export Alaska bison
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Russian bio-engineering experiment has abandoned plans to export 12 Alaska bison because of difficulty finding a company capable of making the journey.
Alaska Native nonprofit acquires bison herd
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native nonprofit recently acquired a herd of bison as part of its grand plan for economic development.
Montana proposes closing area outside park to bison hunting
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials want to prohibit state hunters from shooting bison in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park where dozens of hunters can congregate for the chance at an easy kill.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said the area near Gardiner known as Beattie Gulch has become unsafe as hunter numbers increased.
Flint Hills center opening exhibit highlighting the buffalo
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — After a summer dedicated to the dinosaur, the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan is turning its attention to the buffalo.
"Bison: The Great American Icon," a National Endowment of the Humanities-sponsored exhibit, opened to the public Saturday and runs through Jan. 13.
To coincide with the exhibit, the center is planning a celebration of National Bison Day on Nov. 3.
Most of escaped bison herd back at northern Indiana farm
PLEASANT LAKE, Ind. (AP) — An owner of a bison herd that escaped from a northeastern Indiana farm says nearly all of the animals have been recovered after several days on the run.
Steuben (stoo-BEN') County officials warned residents to avoid approaching any of the 58 bison that escaped from Sunday from a fenced-in area at a farm near the rural community of Pleasant Lake about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne.
Herd of bison escape from Indiana farm, prompting warning
HAMILTON, Ind. (AP) — Police have warned residents of a northern Indiana community not to approach a herd of bison that escaped from a nearby farm.
The Steuben (stoo-BEN') County Sheriff's office says the bison escaped Sunday from a fenced-in area at a farm near Pleasant Lake, a village about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne.
Oregon man gets jail time for harassing Yellowstone bison
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man who said he and his buddy were on a "last hurrah" tour through national parks before he entered alcohol treatment was sentenced Thursday to 130 days in jail for his drunken behavior, including harassing a bison that had stopped traffic in Yellowstone National Park.
The Latest: Man senteced for harassing Yellowstone bison
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on an Oregon man being sentenced for drunken behavior in national parks (all times local):
An Oregon man who was sentenced for drunken behavior in two national parks in Wyoming said he and his buddy were on a "last hurrah" tour before he entered alcohol treatment.
Raymond Reinke's crimes drew national attention when at least one Yellowstone National Park visitor captured a video of him harassing a bison that had stopped traffic.
Outgoing Yellowstone boss says he feels he was punished
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Park Service officials told Yellowstone's departing superintendent that he wasn't being forced out over a disagreement with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, but Dan Wenk said Thursday he still believes he is being punished by being forced to move up his retirement.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the retirement of Yellowstone National Park's Superintendent (all times local):
The departing Yellowstone National Park superintendent says park service officials told him he wasn't being forced out of his job over a disagreement with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over bison management.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — An Oregon man who was arrested following disturbances in three national parks, including one in which a bison was harassed in Yellowstone, will remain jailed until his trial later this month, a judge ruled Wednesday.
The decision came as Raymond Reinke of Pendleton, Oregon, pleaded not guilty to five charges stemming from citations issued in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks in late July.