For Immediate Release:
December 9, 2005

Stephany Seay, Dan Brister: (406) 726-5555

Helena, Montana - The Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC), a wild bison advocacy group, will join with others in holding a press conference to address Montana's and the federal government's continued mistreatment and poor management of the Yellowstone buffalo, the country's last wild bison herd.

Who: Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) and other participants
What: Press Conference
When: Thursday, December 15, 2005, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Where: The Rotunda, State Capitol Building, Helena, Montana

A total of seventeen wild bull bison have been killed in Montana this fall. Fourteen have been shot by Montana hunters, two by Montana's Department of Livestock, and another bull was shot by a Yellowstone National Park ranger within Park boundaries. In the past ten years the state of Montana and the federal government have killed 2,474 wild Yellowstone bison, more than half of the existing herd.

An additional advisory detailing the press conference will be released on Monday, December 12. All are invited to attend.

Buffalo Field Campaign is the only group working in the field, everyday, to stop the slaughter of the wild Yellowstone buffalo. Volunteers defend the buffalo on their native habitat and advocate for their protection.