Tell Montana: No Canned Hunts for Bison
  • Petitioned Montana FWP Commission

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Montana FWP Commission

Tell Montana: No Canned Hunts for Bison

    1. Pamela Black
    2. Petition by

      Pamela Black

      Lapeer, MI

As part of a six-year study, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks captured bison from Yellowstone National Park and tested them and subsequent offspring for brucellosis transmission to determine whether they were a risk to cattle. With the study coming to a close, Montana FWP has to decide what to do with the bison.

Instead of returning them to Yellowstone National Park, Montana insists on keeping them captive.

To make matters worse, Montana FWP is considering the idea of allowing bison to be hunted as a big game species. This would include hunting of the captive bison. While hunting is often used in wildlife management, allowing bison to be hunted on fenced-in property -- in what can only be called a canned hunt situation -- is cruel and unnecessary.

Montana FWP is seeking approval from their Commission to proceed with their plans to keep bison in captivity and open the door to management using hunting.

Montana needs to stop treating bison as if they were livestock instead of wildlife. Bison should be allowed to roam freely, just as their ancestors did.

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    1. Canned Hunts May be the Future for Yellowstone Bison

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Once again, Montana proves how insensitive they are toward wildlife. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is in the process of moving bison from Yellowstone National Park to privately owned fenced-in property.
      In a move many are viewing as “state...

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    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

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    • L M PINE, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      Please Stop! Thank You.

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    • betty murphy LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      oh for god's sakes.........stop canned hunting!!!! it is unacceptable and barbaric and serves no purpose than to stroke some idiot's ego!

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    • Susan Lilly WINNETKA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      These magnificent creatures are the last remaining evidence of our country when it was new. Do NOT allow these wonderful animals to be fenced in and hunted down! They deserve the right to be free and wander their lands unharmed!!

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