2017 - 2018 MortalityTotals
Total Buffalo Killed 1030
Government Capture  
Held for Quarantine or Slaughter   
Buffalo Released from Capture   
Government & Tribal Slaughter (Yellowstone, InterTribal Buffalo Council, Confederated Salish & Kootenai, Shoshone-Bannock)  663
Died in Government Trap  
Died in Government Research Facility**   
Miscarriage in Government Trap  
State Hunt 46
State “Damage" Hunts  
Treaty Hunts  224
Unknown Hunts 79
Wounded by Hunters & Shot by FWP/NPS or Died in Park  5
Poached in Yellowstone  3
Sent to Quarantine  
Sent to APHIS Research Facility  
Shot by Agents  1
Shot by Landowner  
Shot by Idaho  
Highway Mortality  9
Cause of Death Unknown  
Elk shot under treaty rights  
Buffalo released from capture (non-mortality) 128


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