Millions of federal taxpayer dollars fund Montana Dept. of Livestock actions removing wild buffalo from the state.
The U.S. Forest Service ceded wildlife authority to the Montana Dept. of Livestock who dictate where wild buffalo can/cannot be on National Forests.
A legislative audit found the Montana Dept. of Livestock was not enforcing and Montana ranchers were not complying with Designated Area Surveillance rules for brucellosis.
In a 15-year period, of 136,229 people who applied to hunt wild bison in Montana 776 drew tags.