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West Yellowstone, Montana
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slaughter of Yellowstone's wild free roaming buffalo
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Total Yellowstone Buffalo Killed
Winter 2015/2016
603
(past counts)
Estimated number of bison in YNP Stephens Creek bison trap
57
Yellowstone Buffalo Killed
Since 1985
9,183
Yellowstone Buffalo Killed Winter 2007/2008
1631
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Help STOP THE SLAUGHTER of the Yellowstone Buffalo!
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Press Release 06/22/16
WILD BUFFALO ADVOCACY GROUP ROLLS OUT
NATIONAL MAMMAL BILLBOARD IN MONTANA

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Update from the Field 06/16/16
More Trapped Buffalo Killed; Decision Made on South Side Habitat‏
* Update from the Field: More Trapped Buffalo Killed; Decision Made on South Side Habitat
* BFC Asks People to Protect Our National Mammal Through Billboard Campaign
* Public Meetings Scheduled for Gallatin National Forest Plan: Please Attend!
* Spend Summer in Yellowstone with BFC: Volunteers Wanted!
* TAKE ACTION! Help BFC Protect Wild Buffalo
* MUSIC VIDEO: Bison! A Great Song by the Whizpops
* In Memory and Honor of Wild Buffalo Advocates
* By the Numbers
* Last Words ~ the Whizpops
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America's National Mammal?

June 1, 2016
Agents with the Montana Department of Livestock chase native wild bison from their chosen habitat near West Yellowstone, Montana. The actions, captured on video by Buffalo Field Campaign, were in violation of governor Steve Bullock's orders that bison be given year-round access to habitat near West Yellowstone.

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Bison Summit 2016:
Aaniiih Nakoda College


April 20, 2016
On April 15, 2016, the first "Know Free Roaming Buffalo" summit was held at the Aaniiih Nakoda College, on the Ft. Belknap Indian Reservation in north-central Montana. In this video are clips from two presentations by tribal leaders. George Horsecapture, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Ft. Belknap Indian Community Council shares the significance of buffalo to the Aaniiih people. Kenneth "Tuffy" Helgesson, Nakoda instructor at the Hays Lodgepole High School, speaks of the cultural and historical significance of buffalo to the Nakoda people.
For more information visit http://www.ancollege.edu

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Interview with Nikos Pastos of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes

April 10, 2016
Nikos Pastos of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes discusses wild buffalo, treaty rights, and his opposition to Yellowstone's controversial quarantine plan. He calls quarantine "a manipulation of our treaty rights."

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Buffalo Escape Capture

March 23, 2016
On March 10 and 11, 2016, just days after sending 100 wild Yellowstone bison to slaughter, the National Park Service attempted to capture 102 more bison. The bison had other ideas and eluded the rangers.

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The Buffalo Trap

March 16, 2016
On March 8th and 9th, Yellowstone National Park organized a media tour of their Stephens Creek bison trap, where 150 wild buffalo were being held captive for slaughter and potentially quarantine. All of what you see taking place here is paid for with your federal tax dollars.

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Press Release 03/10/16
YELLOWSTONE CONDEMNS WILD BISON TO SLAUGHTER

Park Service Sentences Nearly 100 of America’s Last Wild Buffalo to Death, More Await Similar Fate
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Press Release 03/07/16
*ACTION! Phone Calls Needed to Help Stop Slaughter!
**** SPECIAL ALERT: Phone Calls Needed Today to Stop Imminent Buffalo Slaughter!
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Press Release 03/03/16
YELLOWSTONE BEGINS BISON CAPTURE
After Hundreds Killed in Boundary Hunt, Park Service Captures 150 Wild Bison for Slaughter
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Goodshield Aguilar:
Quarantine is a Trap


March 1, 2016
Buffalo Field Campaign spokesperson Goodshield Aguilar calls for more tribal voices in defending the country's last wild buffalo. A nephew of BFC co-founder and Lakota elder Rosalie Little Thunder, Goodshield speaks about the sacred nature of the buffalo, Yellowstone's ongoing capture-for-slaughter and quarantine plan, and urges more Tribal people to help the buffalo. This interview was conducted last Thursday, in the windy Gardiner Basin, overlooking Yellowstone's bison capture facility.

 
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Press Release 2/16/16
GOVERNOR STEVE BULLOCK TO BE HONORED
BY NATIVE LEADERS, WILD BUFFALO ALLIES

Special Event Calls to All Who Can Hear to Help Honor the Sacred Bison
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Press Release 2/11/16
WEEK OF ACTION TO REPRESENT WILD YELLOWSTONE BUFFALO
Buffalo Field Campaign and Other Wild Bison Advocates Hold Series of Events
to Protect America’s Last Wild Bison
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News Article 2/15/16
The Bison Roundup the Government Wants to Hide
New York Times
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Press Release 2/1/16
U.S. DISTRICT COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS FOR PRELIMINARY
INJUNCTION TO HALT YELLOWSTONE BISON CULL
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Press Release 1/26/16
ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND SUES TO LIFT PARK SERVICE CLOSURE
OF YELLOWSTONE PARK DURING BISON CAPTURE

Lawsuit alleges First Amendment guarantees access
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Press Release 1/12/16
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Denies Endangered Species Act Protection
for the Iconic Yellowstone Bison
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Honoring John Trudell
Rest In Peace


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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Get the 2016 Wild Bison Calendar

Now in its sixth year, this spectacular calendar celebrates the last continuously wild herds of bison in their native habitat in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Buffalo Field Campaign 8/16/15

In Memory of Rosalie Little Thunder
Buffalo Field Campaign honors of
our co-founder, Rosalie Little Thunder.

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Update from the Field 8/13/15
Habitat Is Where It's At: Update from the Field‏
* Update from the Field: BFC Restores Habitat, Speaks for Wovles (and Bison), is Honored by Tribes
* West Coast Road Show Schedule
* Save the Date, 10/23/15! Denver Gala and Art Auction to Benefit Buffalo Field Campaign
* Mark Your Calendars: Wood Cut Week August 31 - September 4
* Spread the Word to Save the Herds: Distribute BFC’s Newsletter in Your Community!
* By the Numbers
* Last Words of Buffalo Inspiration
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BFC Comments on Montana’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement for
Bison Conservation and Management in Montana, August 6, 2015.
Download the PDF, 512kb
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Buffalo Field Campaign 6/18/15

Buffalo shot in Idaho
A bull Buffalo migrated into the state of Idaho. After hours of following and harassing him the Buffalo was shot. Montana Department of Livestock crossed state lines to help with the killing and transportation of the dead Buffalo.

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BFC Scoping Comments on the
Yellowstone Bison Management Plan EIS

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Buffalo Field Campaign 5/28/15

Ten Miles of Hell
Over 100 adult Buffalo and 40 calves where run up to ten miles with no breaks on May 26. Who treats baby animals like this? Let alone with our tax dollars. Make your voice be heard.

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Press Release 5/04/15
*NEWS: Wildlife Alternative Proposed to Costly and Destructive Government Plan
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An alternative to manage wild buffalo like wild elk in Montana.
BFC’s wildlife alternative to the IBMP (PDF)
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Montana Legislature 2015
GET UP-TO-DATE NEWS ON BILLS IMPACTING YELLOWSTONE BUFFALO
Take Action! Help Repeal MCA 81-2-120
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Press Release 2/05/15
VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM INSIDE YELLOWSTONE BISON TRAP
Yellowstone's Shame Now Hidden from the Public
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Press Release 2/04/15
RALLY FOR WILD BUFFALO AND WOLVES AT MONTANA'S CAPITOL
Buffalo Field Campaign Joins in Solidarity with Tribal Communities
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Press Release 1/23/15
MORE YELLOWSTONE BISON SENT TO SLAUGHTER
At Least 300 of America's Last Wild Buffalo Killed Through Hunting and Slaughter
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Press Release 1/21/15
YELLOWSTONE BISON SENT TO SLAUGHTER
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Press Release 1/15/15
NEWS! Yellowstone Bison Capture Invokes Lawsuit‏
BUFFALO FIELD CAMPAIGN, FRIENDS OF ANIMALS FILE LAWSUIT
IN RESPONSE TO YELLOWSTONE BISON CAPTURE AND SLAUGHTER

 

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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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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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Bison Management Directive from Governor Bullock to the Board of the Dept of Livestock
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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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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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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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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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Montana Let Buffalo Roam ~ A Benefit License Plate for Buffalo Field Campaign
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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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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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