2022 - 2023 MortalityTotals
Total Buffalo Killed 1272
Total Living Buffalo Currently Removed from Ecosystem 282
Total number of Buffalo that were Captured by Government this year  1213
Buffalo Released from Capture  837
Held for Quarantine, Slaughter, or Release 0
Sent to Quarantine 282
Sent to APHIS (Animal, Plant, Health, Inspection, Services) Research Facility  
Government & Tribal Slaughter (Yellowstone, InterTribal Buffalo Council, Confederated Salish & Kootenai, Shoshone-Bannock)  88
Died in Government Trap  6
Died in Government Research Facility**   
Miscarriage in Government Trap  
State Hunt - Gardiner 50
State Hunt - West Yellowstone  25
State “Damage" Hunts  
Treaty Hunts - Gardiner 926
Treaty Hunts - West Yellowstone 13
Unknown Hunts - Gardiner 100
Unknow Hunts - West Yellowstone  
Wounded by Hunters & Shot by FWP/NPS or Died in Park 36
Poached in Yellowstone  
Sent to Quarantine  
Sent to APHIS Research Facility  
Shot by Agents  
Shot by Landowner  
Shot by Idaho  
Highway Mortality - Gardiner 2
Highway Mortality - West Yellowstone 24
Cause of Death Unknown  2
Elk shot under treaty rights  10


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