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Write a Letter to the Editor Now!

Most of the time, articles about the buffalo slaughter end up in hard-to-find sections of the newspaper, if at all, meaning the buffalo’s story goes generally untold to the public.

One sure-fire way to combat this is to write Letters to the Editor so they know the seriousness and importance of this issue.

The editorial section is the most widely-read section of newspapers, and even local papers can reach thousands of readers. Listed below are six newspapers - national and Montana media - who must hear from each and every one of us. But don’t stop there! Your local paper, or any publication that you read or subscribe to should hear from you about this issue. The more people there are who know about what’s happening to the buffalo, the more people there will be coming to their defense!

Please write to them about what is happening to the buffalo, and urge them to cover the issue more thoroughly so more attention is drawn to the needless suffering of these unique and majestic animals.

If you’ve seen articles printed, write a letter in response. Or, you can write a response to the articles listed on this website, a general letter about the issue, or be more specific by writing about House Resolution 3446, or the proposed buffalo hunt, or all of the above.

Contact information for the newspapers is listed below.

NOTE: Most papers have specific criteria to follow in order to print your letters. Please be sure to follow these paper-specific guidelines. Also, make a follow-up phone call to the editor of the paper(s) you write to, as this will help get your letter printed. Campaigns have been won before using this medium - no better time than today to send your Letter to the Editor!
If your letter is printed please send a copy to bfc-media"at"wildrockies.org or to Buffalo Field Campaign, P.O. Box 957, W. Yellowstone, MT, 59758.


The New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/help/lettertoeditor.html
Letter Policy: Letters should be no longer than 150 words, must refer to an article that has appeared within the last seven days. Include writer's address and phone numbers. No attachments, please. Send a letter to the editor by e-mailing letters@nytimes.com or faxing (212)556-3622, Address them to:
Letters to the Editor
229 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Los Angeles Times - http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/
Letters Policy: Keep brief. Include valid mailing address and phone number. Use plain text . No attachments. Make a follow-up phone call to be sure your letter is printed. Call (213) 237-5000. Email letters to letters@latimes.com and address them to:
Letters to the Editor
202 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Washington Post - http://www.washpost.com/news_ed/editorial/letter.shtml
Letter Policy: Letters must be signed and include the writer's home address and home and business telephone numbers. Letters to the Editor can be sent via e-mail to letters@washpost.com or by surface mail to:
Letters to the Editor
1150 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20071

If you’re a resident of Montana, be sure to say so. If you aren’t, mention that this is an issue of national concern, and that you may make vacation plans elsewhere until they stop killing buffalo - tourism is Montana’s second largest revenue source!

The Billings Gazette
Letter Policy: Include signature of the author, writer’s street address and phone number. Maximum length is 300 words. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for clarity, conciseness, taste, and to prevent libel.
Send your letters to speakup@billingsgazette.com, and address them to:
Letters to the Editor
Steve Prosinski, Editor
(406) 657-1289
P.O. Box 36300
Billings, MT 59107-6300
Fax: (406) 657-1208

The Bozeman Chronicle
Letters Policy: Letters should be no more than 300 words, must be signed and must be addressed to the editor. Each letter must include the writer’s address. Writers should include phone numbers, which will not be published but may be used for verification. The Chronicle reserves the right to edit all letters for length, grammar, good taste and libel. *Make a follow-up phone call to be sure your letter is printed. Dial 406/582-2655.
Send your letters to citydesk@dailychronicle.com, and address them to:
Letters to the Editor
PO Box 1188
Bozeman, MT 59771
Fax: 406-587-7995

The Helena Independent Record (*This paper is read by Montana State Legislators!)
Letter Policy: Limit letters to 200 words. Include address and daytime phone for verification.
Letters may be edited for clarity or length. Email to irstaff@helenair.com or fax to 406-447-4052. Make a follow-up phone call to be sure your letter gets printed! Call 406-477-4072.
Send your letters to:
Readers' Alley
P.O. Box 4249
Helena, MT 59604

West Yellowstone News
This paper is West Yellowstone's primary news source.  West's number one industry is tourism, so letters that speak highly of buffalo are very important.  Keep your letters brief - about 250 words.  Include address and phone number for verification. 
Send your letters electronically to:
Carol Hoffman
Managing editor 
Their web site address is http://www.westyellowstonenews.com.
Phone number: (406)646-9719; Make a follow-up phone call to ensure your letter is printed.
Fax: (406)646-4023.

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