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"Today, the plains bison is for all practical purposes ecologically extinct within its original range." ~ C.H. Freese, Second chance for the plains bison

"Current management of private, state, and Federal bison herds is leading towards domestication of bison that threatens their wild character and limits important natural selection processes." ~ Position Statement of the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society on Wild Bison in Montana

"Yellowstone National Park is the only place in the lower 48 States where bison have existed in a wild state since prehistoric times. Bison occupied the region encompassing the park from shortly after recession of the last glaciers 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, until the 19th century when they came close to extirpation." ~ C. Cormack Gates, The Ecology of Bison Movements and Distribution in and beyond Yellowstone National Park

"The Bison of Yellowstone National Park are unique among bison herds in the United States, being descendants, in part, of the only continuously wild herd in this country." ~ Margaret Mary Meagher, The Bison of Yellowstone National Park


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