Posted: Aug 3, 2012 7:39 AM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 3, 2012 7:39 AM
HELENA- The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission has approved another bison hunting season, voting on Thursday to set the 2012 quotas at 44 either sex licenses and an additional 100 cow calf licenses.
Sixteen of the either sex licenses will be issued to the Montana Indian Tribes and the quotas are the same as the ones used for last hunting season.
Montana FWP is currently involved in several lawsuits regarding its management of bison with one of the most recent court actions centering around the moving of 64 bison from Corwin Springs quarantine facility to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
Many landowners are concerned the bison will escape from the reservation and end up trampling nearby farm land while ranchers are also worried the bison will spread brucellosis to their herds.