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On Wednesday, May 22nd, from 7 PM to 8 PM (MDT), Buffalo Field Campaign will broadcast live from Yellowstone to raise funds and awareness for protecting wild buffalo. Our host, BFC's Co-founder Mike Mease, will take you on a journey with stories and history of BFC’s 27 years in the field. Please share, post, and spread the word to family and friends to make our live broadcast a success.

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The Live Stream from the Field is part of our May Flash Fund Drive - Recharge & Ready fundraiser. We recently spent just under $50,000 in upgrading the electrical system of our lodge after 25+ years of operation and housing thousands of volunteers.

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Night Patrol: Making Life Safer for the Buffalo and People

Night patrols are the hardest ones we do. But knowing we are saving buffalo and human lives makes it all worthwhile. I was on night patrol Monday evening when a call came in that buffalo were on a dangerous curve in the road with no warning signs in place to help traffic safely pass. I looked for my partner but he was not to be found. I headed out alone – something we never do – but this situation needed help now! As I reached the first herd of 21 buffalo standing on both sides of the highway, I put up “Buffalo on Road” signs and headed out to see what else was going on.

At the junction of 191 and 287, 45 buffalo were on both sides of the highway. I put up more signs and headed to the Madison River to find another 22 buffalo road side. Once again, I put up our “Buffalo on Road” signs. Knowing this group was in a safe spot, I headed back to help the other herds.

As the sun set over the mountains, things got a bit scarier. Upon returning to check on the herd of 45, the buffalo were on the highway and headed north to a very dangerous spot on the road. I jumped out of the car. When there was a break in traffic, I slowly shepherded them 300 yards to a big field of Forest Service land where they could spread out and sleep safely. Filled with the joy of knowing I had just saved buffalo and human lives, I headed to the last herd on the road.

This herd was huddled on the back side of a hill boxed in between fences on the highway, scared and confused. Checking first to see no headlights were coming down the road, I slowly moved the buffalo up the hill to Forest Service land away from the highway. It went as good as it could with all 21 buffalo headed to safety. As I went to reposition our signs, more buffalo popped back out on the highway. I stopped the car, jumped out, and walked them to the Lower Bear Trap housing area, a safer place to be for the night.

As I made my way back home my mind took me to a place of happiness knowing what had just occurred this night. The best possible outcome came the following morning when I contacted patrol to find out no buffalo had been hit by vehicles. Nights like this are what I live for and has kept me strong over the last 27 years in the field with the buffalo.

With the Buffalo,
Mike Mease