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Yellowstone bison hunt generates controversy, court battle

 

November 19, 2019

Yellowstone National Park's bison are fair game for hunters in winter when they leave the safety zone of the park to forage for food. Photo courtesy of National Park Service

National Park's safety zone face being shot at close range in a yearly hunt characterized by nearby Montana residents as a slaughter, and a federal judge has declined to temporarily stop the event.

The Beattie Gulch bison hunt has been held for years, but this year opponents tried to stop it with a federal lawsuit, claiming it was dangerous and gruesome and destroyed tourist business.

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