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West Yellowstone, Montana
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slaughter of Yellowstone's wild free roaming buffalo
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2
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1631
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Update from the Field 11/20/14
Take Action to Support ESA Listing; BFC Starts 18th Field Season‏
* NEW TAKE ACTION to Support Endangered Species Act Protection for Wild Buffalo!
* BFC's 18th Field Season Begins: Two Buffalo Killed in Montana's Canned Bison Hunt
* A Memorial Donation in Memory of Jane Crooke
* BFC Gift Ideas that Support Our Work
* VOLUNTEER! Seeking Buffalo Warriors for This Field Season
* By the Numbers
* Last Words of Buffalo Inspiration ~ Henry Beston
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Press Release 11/13/14
Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for the Imperiled Yellowstone Bison
Download the Endangered Species Act Petition, PDF

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Press Release 9/15/14
Friends of Animals, Buffalo Field Campaign file rule-making petition
to stop slaughter of buffalo in Yellowstone Park
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In Memory of our Co-Founder, Rosalie Little Thunder‏

Rosalie Little Thunder
September 18, 1949-August 9, 2014
Read more
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Press Release 8/06/14
Livestock Board Corrupts Decision on Habitat for Public Buffalo in Montana
Advocates call attention to abuse of public process that has denied access to year-round habitat for public buffalo in Montana -- Over 100,000 people disenfranchised by livestock industry board
Chronological supporting documentation
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2015 Wild Bison of Yellowstone Country
calendar is now available!

ORDER YOUR 2015 Calendar NOW!
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Press Release 6/26/14
BISON ACTIVIST CONVICTED OF BLOCKING YELLOWSTONE'S WILD BISON TRAP

Federal Judge Rejects Plea Agreement, Punishes Public Support for Activist's Actions
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Buffalo Field Campaign 6/26/14

6/25/14 DOL Trespass
Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) agents trespass on a local landowner's property. Landowner Ed Ryberg shows the MDOL agent a letter from Governor Bullock stating that it is illegal for the agency to come onto his property against his wishes. The agent ignores his request and trespasses, trying to move the buffalo. The buffalo have other ideas and will not move. The landowners again tell the agent to leave the property and, finally, he does without the buffalo. The MDOL agent never shows any proof of his supposed right to trespass.

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Update from the Field 6/12/14
* Update from the Field: Reflections from BFC's Co-Founder‏
* Sign Petition Requesting National Academy of Sciences to Review Brucellosis
* TAKE ACTION! Keep the Pressure on Montana's Governor
* Keep it Wild with the Buffalo & BFC This Summer!
* By the Numbers
* Last Words of Buffalo Inspiration ~ Julia, BFC Volunteer
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Bison Management Directive from Governor Bullock to the Board of the Dept of Livestock
(Download, PDF)
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Buffalo Field Campaign 5/28/14

Born in a Buffalo Haze
Inside Yellowstone Park on May 22 during a Buffalo haze, a Mom (H4) went into labor. The Mom (H4) was left with some other Buffalo for the rest of the day. The next day May 23 the haze of her (H4) and her new born calf continued until they reached the Madison river. The exhausted calf could not make the swim across the river. Mom (H4) and the agents could not get the calf to move.

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Buffalo Field Campaign 5/22/14

Spring Showers Bring
Cowboy Cowards

All along the Yellowstone ecosystem Buffalo are trying to enjoy Spring. Mom's giving birth, nursing newborns, eating grass and trying to relax after a long hard Winter. Unfortunately Montana cattle interests will not allow this peaceful sight to exist. The following is your tax dollars hard at work for Montana's cattle industry.

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A Huge thanks to everyone who stepped up and contributed for Give Local Missoula! BFC received 120 separate donations for a total of $7613. And that's before the matching funds or prizes are applied. Thanks to you, we earned more than any other participating organization! Thank you for stepping up and supporting BFC's work to protect America's only continuously wild bison population in such a huge way! Click the image at left to see the totals!
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Press Release 4/29/14
AN OPEN LETTER TO TRIBAL LEADERS & THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

FROM: Rosalie Little Thunder, Pte Oyate, Darrell Geist, Buffalo Field Campaign
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Buffalo Field Campaign 4/30/14

Mad Science Gone Buffalo Wild
Special interests govern the management of our last wild Buffalo with your tax dollars. Here are two examples: removing Buffalo from private yards and a birth control study conducted by USDA's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service. Birth control for the last wild Buffalo on Earth. Good idea?

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Buffalo Field Campaign 4/17/14

Bison Management- Public Comment
Gail Richardson comments at the Interagency Bison Management Plan Meeting 4/10/14 in Bozeman, Montana. She addresses all of the people who make the bad choices of how the buffalo are treated with your tax dollars. Her comments are mixed with video showing the true story of the buffalo.

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Montana's Buffalo Slaughter for Habitat Scheme (PDF)
Possible Detrimental Results of Montana's Buffalo Slaughter
for Habitat Proposal, March 2014
(Word)
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Buffalo Field Campaign 3/27/14

Earl Old Person, Chief of the Blackfeet Nation
Earl Old Person official Chief of the Blackfeet Nation speaks about the importance of the Buffalo to his Nation. He tells a story, sings a song, says a prayer and honors the people working to save the Buffalo.

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Press Release 3/11/14
BISON ACTIVIST ARRAIGNED

Comfrey Jacobs vs U.S. Government
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Update from the Field 3/07/14
The Decimation of America's Last Wild Buffalo Herds‏

* Tribal Slaughter Agreements Create Rifts
* Man Blocks Road to Yellowstone Bison Trap
* The Decimation of America's Last Wild Buffalo
* TAKE ACTION TO STOP THE SLAUGHTER!
* The Buffalo Need You. Volunteer or Donate Today
* Buffalo in the News
* Submit Your Photos & Artwork to BFC's Wild Bison Calendar
* Participate in BFC's Summer Program!
* By the Numbers
* Last Words of Buffalo Inspiration
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Press Release 3/6/14
BISON ACTIVIST CHARGED AND RELEASED
Comfrey Jacobs Arrested After Blocking Bison Trap Road for Over Two Hours
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Press Release 3/6/14
MAN BLOCKS ROAD TO YELLOWSTONE BISON TRAP
Citizen Sacrifices Self to Draw Attention to, and Stop Wild Bison Slaughter
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Press Release 2/12/14
YELLOWSTONE INITIATES 2014 WILD BISON SLAUGHTER:
25 of America’s Last Wild Bison Trapped at Stephens Creek; 20 Shipped to Slaughter
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Letter: Buffalo Hunt Moratorium Appeal to Indian Nations
from James St. Goddard, EE-SUK-YAH, Holy Paint Gatherer, one of the ancient Blackfeet
11/01/13
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Lifetime Collective: Pearl Jam Honors
Wild Buffalo and the Work of BFC

The clothing company Lifetime, whose roots reach back to the design of t-shirts for the skate and snow culture, has collaborated with Pearl Jam to honor wild buffalo and the work of Buffalo Field Campaign.

You can view and order these special articles HERE

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Now Available!
In the Presence of Buffalo by BFC Executive Director Dan Brister


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Buffalo Field Campaign 5/9/13

Buffalo Wild
A poem by John Trudell, put to music by Good Shield and Mignon Geli and video produced by Mike Mease of Buffalo Field Campaign. A powerful anthem to the wisdom of the buffalo.

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Press Release 5/17/13
AMERICA'S LAST WILD BISON ABUSED BY HELICOPTER, HORSEMEN

Exclusive Video Footage of Interagency Bison Hazing in Montana's Hebgen Basin
& Yellowstone National Park
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Press Release 5/14/13
BISON HAZE PROMPTS LARGE-SCALE ART PERFORMANCE

Artist Lila Roo Aims to Communicate Injustice of Bison Hazing
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Montana Let Buffalo Roam ~ A Benefit License Plate for Buffalo Field Campaign
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Legal & Field Internship Fall/Summer 2013
Western Watersheds Project-Buffalo Field Campaign

Learn more about this great opportunity
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Press Release 4/15/13
MONTANA-WYOMING TRIBAL LEADERS COUNCIL PASSES BUFFALO RESOLUTION

Document calls for viable, wild populations of migratory buffalo
and for state and federal governments to uphold Treaty obligations
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Public Trust Lawsuit to be Heard in Gallatin County District Court, 3/29/13
Link to BFC Media Advisory
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Guest opinion: Montana Lawmakers Take Aim at Native Buffalo
Biiling Gazette, Montana 3/13/13
By Daniel Brister, Executive Director for Buffalo Field Campaign
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Press Release 1/07/13
Bison Gain Ground in Court Ruling
Download Judge E. Wayne Phillips ruling (PDF, 3MB)

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Press Release 1/02/13
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT REACHED

Terms Will Affect Public Records Requests Nationwide
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