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September 2016



 

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The latest book I just read was, 

THE TRAIL DRIVERS OF TEXAS
 
I have never before realized how much the cattle drives and bison intertwined and how the bison played a big part in the story of the historic drives. I placed several of the Drovers memories from the days before the railroads  dominated the plains . I had no idea that so many crossed right here in Gainesville, TX ., and some further west. Doan's Crossing was a special find for me. I hope you find it as enlightening as I did. 

All About Bison-Texas
 
 

 
CHANGING THINGS UP A BIT. NEWS WILL BE SORTED BY:

STATE, COUNTRIES, LEGISLATION, DVM & BUSINESS, ARCHAEOLOGY,  ECOLOGICAL
,  MISC., FOOD & RECIPES , YELLOWSTONE AND ASSOCIATIONS   (as the news comes in)
INDIANA
 
Boxes to teach students about Buffalo Trace
Newsandtribune
According to the United States Department of Agriculture website, the Trace was created by American bison moving from the salt licks of Kentucky to ...
 
Preparations underway ahead of bicentennial torch trip through county
Daily Journal
Bohemian bison: Local artist Kira Brant, owner of Art by Kira Studio in Franklin, has been painting a commemorative fiberglass bison to reflect life in ...
Conserving Bison in Indiana.
Yes, Indiana.

The Nature Conservancy is continuing to expand its bison conservation program, and now the animals are moving east. This fall, the shaggy beasts will be reintroduced to Kankakee Sands, a Nature Conservancy preserve in northern Indiana.
read more Cool Green Science
 
Bicentennial torch comes through Martinsville
Reporter-Times
The bicentennial bison was present at the ceremony as well. Hamilton said the Martinsville Arts Council was responsible for decorating the bison, ...
 
Bison-tennial art project to be dedicated
Muncie Star Press
MUNCIE, Ind. – Delaware County's Indiana Bison-tennial Public Art Project will reach its permanent destination at Tuhey Park during a dedication ...
NEW YORK

 
Hidden Valley acquires white bison
The Daily News Online
VARYSBURG — Hans Boxler, the late creator of Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, had wanted to add a rare white bison to his wild game safari, but ...




 
ILLINOIS
 
Snyder: Bison and llamas and zebras ... oh my!
Kenoshanews (subscription)
Christie has Watusi cattle in his new venture, Safari Lake Geneva, along with American bison, zebras, ostriches, llamas, a miniature zebu (a cattle ...
 
TOSOC is coming Sept. 24
Ogle County News
The Tour of Scenic Ogle County, called TOSOC on all event brochures and bison signs scattered around Oregon, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24.
 
Put Autumn on the Prairie in your plans next weekend
SaukValley.com
The free event will feature 40 guided tours of prairie and savannas as well as bison, educational exhibits, butterfly hikes, self-guided prairie plant ...

Nachusa welcomes some prairie home companions
SaukValley.com
... rides through the prairie, guided tours, artist and craft booths, a children's tent, a live raptor display, and plenty of chances to check out the bison.
 
Sunshine, bison bring visitors to Autumn on Prairie
Ogle County News
Sunshine, bison bring visitors to Autumn on Prairie. Published: ... Marlene Witmer, of Oregon, said the tour to see the bison was interesting. “We didn't ...
 

 
Midewin featured in Goose Lake State Prairie Partners documentary
The Herald-News
A small herd of bison was introduced at Midewin in October 2015 as part of a 20-year experiment. The herd will help in restoring the landscape to ...
 



Central Illinois farmer raises bison
Agri News
After some enticing with tasty Purina Cattle Cubes, the Prairie Rim Ranch bison move toward a fence for visitors to get a closer look. The Newman, Ill.



OKLAHOMA
 
Quapaw Tribe breaks ground on new meat processing plant
Miami News Record
The plant will be an extension of the tribe's agricultural efforts, where it owns and operates the Quapaw Cattle Co., a cattle and bison farm that will ...
 
Nature Conservancy announces winner of bison-themed license plate design in Oklahoma
Enid News & Eagle
“Great herds of bison once roamed the prairies of our nation, including Oklahoma,” Fuhr said. “And during this time of celebrating bison as our national ...

 
Oklahoma State Fair offers unique treats
The Oklahoma Daily
Deep-fried bison balls, coffee and garlic mash potatoes on-a-stick are just a few of the treats that will make an appearance at the Oklahoma State Fair ...
 
Three bison sculptures are installed at OBU
NewsOK.com
Three life-size bison sculptures have been installed on the northeast corner of the Oklahoma Baptist University campus in Shawnee, as part of an art ...
Home, Home On The Range


www.ieaegan.com
GEORGIA
 
At Oatland, storm prep includes what to do with bison and cougar
Savannah Morning News
A halter is placed around Fennick, the Angora goat at the barn at Oatland Wildlife Center. During an evacuation, the animals could be lead to cages ...
NORTH DAKOTA
 
Fargo Seeks Submissions Of Public Art
NDSU The Spectrum
Seventy-five artists added their own spin to the bison, causing creativity and imagination to take form in the classic bison and also adding color to ...
WYOMING
 
Cody's Buffalo Bill, Buffalo Bill's Cody
Chandigarh Tribune
Imagine a tiny town named after a tall, bearded, drop-dead handsome man. An American scout. A bison hunter. A trapper. A bull whacker. A showman.
 
The Tetons are home to more than just bison and elk
KULR-TV
GRAND TETON– Grand Teton National Park is home to bullfrogs and tropical fish. That's right: the western part of Wyoming that has bitter winter ...
 
Brand USA attempts to draw visitors from UK to Wyoming
Wyoming Tribune
“Bison is so identifiable to Wyoming,” Rudloff said. “We we wanted to show a little bit of history and culture, and the romance of the West.”.

Travel: Grand Teton National Park
The Daily Courier
During the first week of October, I spotted a dozen bison off Antelope Flats Road, in an area called Mormon Row after former settlers there. It's perhaps ...
 
Bison sculpture honors two mountaineers
Jackson Hole News&Guide
The widows of mountaineers Stephen Adamson Jr. and Luke Lynch had Kendra Haste's BisonHead donated to the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Wyoming News Update
Sheridan Media (press release)
(AP) — Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to study whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of ...

 
MISSOURI
 
'Large Landscapes, Great Vistas' Abound At Prairie State Park
The Missourian
That's when visitors are guaranteed to see the star attraction — the bison herd that sometimes wanders out of view on the undulating grasslands.
 
A new view of Branson
Wichita Eagle
... and jeep or tram rides that take you deeper into the property, where you can see herds of American bison, elk, whitetail deer and Texas longhorn.
TEXAS
 
Caprock Chronicles: Lakes, fresh water springs and bluffs attracted early visitors
LubbockOnline.com
Wildlife, especially bison, deer, pronghorns, wolves and coyotes, stopped at the waterholes. Native Americans used the area for hunting and camping, ...
The 2016 Texas State Bison Music Festival is Coming
News/Talk 790 KFYO
General admission is $30 and tickets can be purchased at BisonFest.com. Proceeds will go to theTexas State Bison Heard Restoration project.
 
Texas country legend Robert Earl Keen talks inspiration, open spaces before headlining Bison Fest
LubbockOnline.com
The “Road Goes on Forever” singer is set to highlight the sixth annual Texas State Bison Music Festival on Saturday in Quitaque. With more than 30 ...
 
OPINION: Local tourist sites prove long trips aren't always best
The Glen Rose Reporter
Native species include American bison, roadrunners, wild turkeys, jackrabbits, armadillos and white-tailed deer. The Children's Animal Center is sure ...

Charles Goodnight lived the cowboy myth
KFDA
Thus, Goodnight's only official survivor beyond the bison is the cattle industry he founded when he arrived in the Texas Panhandle … which isn't a bad ..
 
COLORADO
 
Medano-Zapata Ranch offers Wild West experience
Pueblo Chieftain
Adjoining the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the 103,000-acre Medano-Zapata Ranch is a working bison and cattle ranch ...

http://www.zranch.org/
 
   

Breeding better bison: Preserving a national icon
WFMZ Allentown
The same week that President Obama declared the American bison the national mammal, two bison calves made history. They were the first bison ...
13 Questions - UC Buffaloes edition
Addicted to Quack
For this one Yours Truly heads to the mile-high foothills of the Rocky Mountains, for a little tete-a-tete with our bovine opponents the Colorado ...
UTAH

Last month we told you that Utah Dixie State chose the 'Bison' as their mascot.
 
University, city roll out 'Trailblazers Art in the City' program
St George News
Fiberglass bison arrive on the Dixie State University campus, ready to be painted and displayed across the city as part of the "Dixie State University ...

To see who else uses the 'Bison' symbol, please check out http://allaboutbison.com/state-bison-symbols/
 
Beached boats, pink water as drought saps Great Salt Lake
mySanAntonio.com
A bison crosses the beach on the shore of Antelope Island, the largest of several islands on Utah's Great Salt Lake on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.
SOUTH DAKOTA
 
Witness a Real-Life Wild West Buffalo Roundup
Smithsonian
American Bison—named the national mammal earlier this year—haven't always had such booming numbers as they do here at Custer State Park.
 
Meet Reggie the Buffalo
Kotatv
Reggie lives at the 777 Bison Ranch near Hermosa where there's a herd of 1800 bison. "One time he kind of broke in, he figured out how to open up doors and now we have to keep everything locked. He just does his own thing, hangs out and sits in the sun," said Smith.
Custer State Park preps for 51st annual Buffalo Roundup
KEVN Black Hills Fox
Custer State Park, SD Chad Kremer, bison herd manager says, "It's the one time of year we bring them in and we handle them we make our sale.
OREGON
 
Judge excludes 11 of 31 potential jurors for Oregon standoff trial in first day of questioning
OregonLive.com
A Madras bison rancher who has had disputes with the Bureau of Land ... federal workers from carrying out their work at the eastern Oregon refuge.
Southern Plains Pointers: Sep 2016
The southern plains have experienced an unprecedented summer with perfect rains and lots of forage. Normally this time of year is marked by brown fields and ‘dusting in’ fall crops. This year, we are looking for dry spots to be able to get into the field. If you have been under stocked during this cycle, you will be blessed with bigger grass inventories next year.  

  When planting for grazing, it is more productive to plan for diversity. This is different than those who plan to graze crops also planned for harvest. Diversity means: multiple seed types in your planting mix for graze. You will find many advantages to this program if you study what happens. Succession, which means that each plant type develops on a different schedule, provides the herd multiple periods in which plants are highly selectable or palatable, as well as at their peak nutritional contribution. Planting diversity can also assure the herd of ‘something’ out there – if the winter turns weird. Personally, I like no less than 4 to 5 seed types in my winter graze mix. It is also important to remind you that a calculation applies to your planting in order to be feasible. You should plan, and plant, no more than 2 to 3 acres per AU.  Pasture rotation, even in the winter, is a good idea. You can adjust your rotations in the cooler months whereas the life cycle of the parasites ‘may’ be different depending upon the temperature.

  The other plan that should be made this time of year is working the herd, and marketing. Both are dynamic and I recommend analysis before planning. If you have forage reserves, then you can plan to market according to a window of highest return from those reserves. If you are pushing your forage inventory to its limits, then it is wiser to plan rather than react to crisis. The market for bison is strong and steady, but now more than ever, quality matters if you want a good price and quality has everything to do with herd health programs and condition.

 
MINNESOTA
 
At the Minnesota Zoo, growing a bison herd little by little
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jim Gehrz This little male bison was born April 30 at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. The calf is part of the Minnesota Conservation Bison herd ...
 
Ask Us: "No snowplowing after sunset" explained
Mankato Free Press
A: Bison can really pound down the water, according to the website of a Colorado bison ranch, Buffalo Groves Inc. "Buffalo/bison seem to drink about ...
 
New Minnesota Zoo leader checks out Minneopa bison
Mankato Free Press
The Minnesota bison, which number 122, have pure genetics, while many remaining American bison have cattle genes in them. The zoo also works ...
IOWA
 
Preserving our Heritage
Spencer Daily Reporter
With natural prairie grasses, the center houses five bison -- plus one stuffed bison in the building rotunda -- on more than 300 acres of property.
WASHINGTON (STATE)

Bison are a conservation success story – and the national mammal
The News Tribune
In May, the American bison was named the national mammal of the United States. These bearded, brown-eyed bovine are iconic symbols of the ...

Blyn naturalist publishes guide to Northwest
Peninsula Daily News
... 1993 with “Educating for Action: More Success Stories from Puget Sound,” in 1998 with “Field Guide to North American Bison: A Natural History and ...
 
KANSAS


 
Santa Fe Days celebrate bison, bygons
McPherson Sentinel
Fall foliage, the colors of prairie wildflowers and an up-close view of Kansas' state animal are in store for those going to Santa Fe Days on Saturday, ...
The History of Where the Buffalo Roamed
Modern Farmer
But even as it was being penned by a frontier doctor living in remote north-central Kansas, the sound of the mighty herds of bison, known as the ...
 
Author finds where the wild lands are
Pratt Tribune
Instead of raising cattle, it's given over to bison production. ... he's one of the biggest private land owners in America, and one in 10 bison live on one of ...

 
WISCONSIN
 
As summer winds to a close, the Arlington Heights Farmers Market is still going strong
Chicago Tribune
"We're going to rock it till the wheels fall off," said Charlie Radtke, manager of Lester's Bison Farm, a family-owned business in Salem, Wisc., and one ...

www.lestersbisonfarm.com/


Midvale Heights: 'I can't think of another place I'd like to live'
Madison.com
The thing that gets everyone's attention, as they approach the Midvale Heights neighborhood from the south along Midvale Boulevard, are the bison.

Bison: At Home, On the Range
Modern Farmer
Husker, a member of North Star Bison's 700-head herd, grazes at the ... Two decades later, the price of bison meat—high in protein, low in fat and ...
https://www.northstarbison.com
KENTUCKY
 
10th Annual Elk & Bison Prairie Celebration at LBL
SurfKY News (registration) (blog)
lbl 300 KENTUCKY (9/13/16) — Celebrate the wonders of the Elk & Bison Prairie from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Golden Pond ...
MISSOURI

Stampeding for bison
Meat & Poultry (registration)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Prior to 1600, an estimated 30 to 60 million bison roamed North America. Before the turn of the 20th century, the estimate ...
 
Living History: Covered wagons, bison herd among highlights of Prairie Jubilee
Joplin Globe
PRAIRIE STATE PARK, Mo. — This coming Friday afternoon, before the shadows grow long, a covered wagon train will crest the high point of Prairie ...
VIRGINIA
 
Go: Virginia Safari Park Offers Visitors Close Encounters of the Best Kind
Virginian-Pilot
Bison also are at home on the park's range. Bison are the largest mammals native to North America. When a dusty, mud-caked 2,000-pound bison ...
MONTANA
 
Draft NBR Restoration Legislation revised according to public concerns
Char-Koosta News
PABLO — The National Bison Range Restoration Legislation (NBRRL) has been revised based on public comments received concerning the ...
 
Montana lawmakers push for tribal bison hunts in Yellowstone
Friends of Animals
Jeers to the Montana legislative committee who is pushing for tribal bison hunts in Yellowstone National Park. The committee's letter to Yellowstone ...
 
Bison Range A Test For Juneau, Zinke Public Lands Stances
MTPR
Debate over transferring federal public lands to state ownership or management has largely dominated Montana's U.S. House race between the main ...
NORTH CAROLINA
 
Zoo animals released due to flooding in N.C.
13newsnow.com
WINDSOR, N.C. (WVEC) -- How would you react if you saw a group of Bison roaming your neighborhood? Well, a community in Windsor got to ...
MASSACHUSETTS
 
Mass. farm recalls beef, veal and bison after E.coli outbreak
My Fox Boston
BOSTON - The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate outbreak of E.coli has sickened seven people, sending five to the hospital. The CDC said ...
Canada
 
To protect wildlife, Elk Island National Park is no-drone zone
CBC.ca
"If you're at the bison loop, which is a popular place for vehicles to drive by, and you start having constant drone operations, the bison won't return to ...
 
Bison say: 'Drones, go home'
MetroNews Canada
On-board cameras offer unprecedented shots of landscapes and wildlife, so many drone operators come to try and shoot the herds of bison the park is ...
 
Local artist creates collectible coin for the mint
Peterborough Examiner
The design is based on one of Comeau's previous bison series images from 2013, and reworked to fit the design characteristics of the new image – a ...
First Nature Farm

 
Seeing demand for unusual meats, Ayr-area farm gets into bison biz
CTV News
But it's bison that has seen the biggest jump in sales of all – something she credits to naturopaths recommending it to people looking to get more iron ...

 
 
Bison conservation on track, conference hears
Calgary Sun
A Plains bison bull at Elk Island National Park. 87 bison yearlings are being transferred to the Blackfeet Nation in Montana on Sunday April 3, 2016.
 
Bison re-introduction in Banff National Park gets support from NorthAmerican experts
Globalnews.ca
WATCH ABOVE: In a few months, bison will once again roam Banff National Park. Banff is hosting a conference with the American Bison Society this ...
 
Pipe ceremony at Lake Minnewanka welcomes bison 'back to their homeland'
Calgary Herald
Since the treaty was signed with four Canadian and four American tribes in ... Karsten Heuer, project manager for the bison reintroduction in Banff ...
SPAIN
 
European bison found poisoned, decapitated on Spanish reserve
The Guardian
Spanish police are investigating an attack on a herd of recently reintroduced European bison that left one animal decapitated, three missing and ...
Second European bison found decapitated in Spain
The Guardian
The European bison was severely hunted to extinction in the wild in 1927. Now the species' global population stands at 5,500. Photograph: Alamy.
 
Poland
 
Poland seeks support for logging in ancient forest
EUobserver
It is home to the European bison, the continent's largest mammal, and is protected by Unesco and Natura 2000, an EU conservation programme.
Tribal
 
Quapaw Tribe breaks ground on new meat processing plant
Miami News Record
The plant will be an extension of the tribe's agricultural efforts, where it owns and operates the Quapaw Cattle Co., a cattle and bison farm that will ...
 
Culinary instructor teaches international cuisine
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
My mother is Oneida, and the Oneida tribe has a bison farm where they have about 100 bison. We're incorporating that into the demonstration at ...
 
Powwow to feature dancing, corn maze
Bloomington Pantagraph
LeROY — Native American dancing and drumming, wagon rides to view bison and a corn maze once again are part of the Intertribal Powwow at the ...
 
Blackfeet buffalo moving and preparing for winter
Cut Bank Pioneer Press
Sheldon Carlson, the Blackfeet Buffalo Program's Field Technician, stopped traffic on U.S. Highway 2 last week to allow the Tribe's larger herd of bison ...
 
The Sioux Chef Spreading the Gospel of America's First Food
Saveur
The Sioux Chef Spreading the Gospel of America's First Food ... serves Native American food like cedar-braised bison with roasted sunchokes over ...

Leinberger column: Holding hope for the human race
Pueblo Chieftain
The sculpture was of a Native American wearing an eagle headcovering and a turtle breastplate and included images of the Earth, a bear, a bison and ...
 
These Native American culinary staples are the original superfoods
SheKnows.com
Bison was an extremely useful animal to American Indians. Not only did just one bison provide hundreds of pounds of meat, but its bones, hide and fur ...

Bison's National Mammal Status Delivers Nothing More than a Title
In These Times
Native Americans naturally greet any U.S. federal legislation that involves their culture with skepticism. The National Bison Legacy Act (NBLA) is no ...


Comanche Picnic to honor Native American foodways
LubbockOnline.com
Native American food production and exchange — 1:30 p.m. Friday, Bayer ... Nomadic Comanches hunted bison, then exchanged the meat for corn, ...
 
Tribes ask legislators to give bison more room to roam
Billings Gazette
Bison stand in a capture facility in Stephens Creek outside Yellowstone National Park last spring. The park won't delay trapping the animals this winter ...
 
Glacier Workshop Draws Land And Wildlife Managers From 70 Countries
MTPR
The Blackfeet Nation is working to restore bison to the species' native range, which extends beyond the boundaries of their reservation into Glacier ...
 
Tribes revise Bison Range proposal based on public comment
The Missoulian
PABLO – The public has spoken – often in support of draft legislation that would return the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the ...
 
The Meaning Behind the Sacred White American Bison
Modern Farmer
When a white American bison is born it's a rare event indeed. Some scientists estimate it at a one in 10 million occurrence. For the Lakota, Dakota, and ...
 
Awakening the spirit of the people through ceremony
Regina Leader-Post
Margaret Poitras, CEO of ANH, said the bison feast is an ancient ceremony ... “It also sheds light on ceremonies like (the bison feast), which needs to ...
 
Conference at Haskell explores how climate change affects American Indians
Lawrence Journal World
American Indians and other indigenous people are among the country's most ... The food was for a bison feast planned in conjunction with a two-day ...
 
Audubon to hear about Bison Range plan Sept. 29
Daily Inter Lake
29, in Polson on the proposed return of the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Tribal attorney Brian Upton will ...
Legislation
 
House Debate Projects Montana Values, Civil Discourse
Glasgow Courier
The candidates met each other on stage for exactly one hour on topics ranging from refugees and immigration to "free-roaming" bison release efforts, ...
 
You Can Thank Scientists for the National Park System
Smithsonian
So Hornaday started a movement to preserve the American bison, a cause to which he devoted the rest of his life. He would later become a founder of ...
 
Bison management, license revenue update on EQC agenda
Billings Gazette
Bison management and a license revenue update from Fish, Wildlife and Parks are just two of several items on the Environmental Quality Council's ...

Senate District 7 pits Democrat Sheets against Republican incumbent Fielder
The Missoulian
I feel the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has done a good job. Attempting to strike a balance regarding predator control and bison is very hard.
 
Judge excludes 11 of 31 potential jurors for Oregon standoff trial in first day of questioning
OregonLive.com
A Madras bison rancher who has had disputes with the Bureau of Land ... federal workers from carrying out their work at the eastern Oregon refuge.
 
Greef: State's rights must be defended
The Missoulian
FWP was the vehicle used and that led to a lack of trust between the legislators and the department.Bison policy is best determined by the Legislature.
 
Joe Horn, Candidate For County Commissioner
Glasgow Courier
If these people on the east coast and west coast want free-roaming bison, lets start in Central Park, or on the front lawn in Washington, D.C. [...] Those ...
 
Montana lawmakers push for tribal bison hunts in Yellowstone
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
(AP) — A Montana legislative committee says American Indian tribes should be allowed to hunt bison inside Yellowstone National Park. Supporters ...
 
Draft NBR Restoration Legislation revised according to public concerns
Char-Koosta News
PABLO — The National Bison Range Restoration Legislation (NBRRL) has been revised based on public comments received concerning the ...
 
Olsen: Raise pay, lower cost of labor, and fix the justice system
The Missoulian
Bison are a native species of Montana and should be managed as wildlife. While FWP is trying to sort out the problem of brucellosis in elk, we have a ...

Greens Want Yellowstone Bison on Endangered List
Courthouse News Service
WASHINGTON (CN) — Conservationists claim in federal court that the U.S. Department of the Interior's refusal to list bison as endangered threatens ...

 
DVM & Business
 
Slumping US meat prices help feed appetite for jerky
STLtoday.com
While beef is the most popular meat protein for making jerky, pork and turkey are gaining popularity, along with such exotic meats as bison, kangaroo, ...
 
Monthly Bison Carcass Report - 9/12/16
Lancaster Farming
BISON CARCASSES: Compared to July report: The number of aged bulls marketed topped the number of prime bulls and heifers as producers begin ...
 
Grass versus grain finishing debated for bison
Western Producer (subscription)
Bison don't need a high grain feed ration to produce tender meat. | File photo ... “North American feedlots do an excellent job at finishing.… They've ...

Canadian Bison Association Weekly Prices - September 9, 2016
Yorkton This Week (press release)
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Archaeological  
 
An exceptional palaeontological site going back 100000 years is unearthed in Spain's Basque ...
International Business Times UK
Some of the notable finds were animals like the cave lion (Panthera spelaea) and steppe bison (Bisonpriscus) – both now extinct – as well as the red ...
 
New excavation to begin at Old Vero Man site
TCPalm
Last year scientists uncovered 13,000-year-old bones from an ancient, extinct species of bison, along with slivers of bones from other large mammals, ...
 
How Bison Could Hold the Key to Human Migration
Modern Farmer
The New York Times dives into this pair of studies, but they're still not easy to parse. Here are the basics: Around 23,000 years ago, anyone who found ...
 
Artifacts Indicate Prehistoric People Visited Glaciers
Wyoming Public Media
But we found a 140-year-old bison horn sheath adjacent to the jump.” Guenther says, alpine archeology in North America is a very new science.
 
Archaeologists to show off his historic artifacts during the annual Loveland Stone Age Fair
Loveland Reporter-Herald
The bison skeleton sprawled on a table Saturday in the basement of the Pulliam Community Building is missing a few vertebrae, most of the ribs and ...
 
DNR dig reveals local finds
Pope County Tribune
Imagine a time when there were no permanent roads or buildings; when the marshes were teeming with wildlife, bison roamed in the prairies nearby, ...
Ecological 

Bison: The American Prairie's First Farmers
Modern Farmer
For millennia, bison were effectively the farmers of North America's vast interior grasslands, maintaining a delicate ecological balance that supported a ...
 
Was America's Wildlife Ever As Abundant As We Imagine?
JSTOR Daily
In addition to all those bison, Seaton painted a portrait of now-unimaginable abundance in North America, including 45 million antelope, 40 million ...
 
Bison: The American Prairie's First Farmers
Modern Farmer
Most importantly, bison made sure the prairie stayed a prairie, rather than reverting to forest, which offers little to eat for such large herbivores.
 
Are Bison More Environmentally Friendly than Cattle?
Modern Farmer
“Because bison are a natural part of the North American ecosystem, bison ranching can be a beneficial to the natural environment,” writes the National ...
 
Glacier Park Workshop Draws Land And Wildlife Managers From 70 Countries
MTPR
The Blackfeet Nation is working to restore bison to the species' native range, which extends beyond ... "Us tribal people, we can't do it all by ourselves.
 
Unintended consequences
The Ranger
The bison were killed as the tribes were rounded up and taken away, leaving vacant the pristine grassland that fed both animal and man for untold ...
MISC.
 
The $75 Million Skyranch One Private Jet Is the Ultimate Way to Fly
Maxim
The jet's jaw-dropping interiors include a bison horn beer tap in the wet bar. ... One shining example of this is the bison horn beer tap featured in the ...

Asking the big questions — at any stage in life
Herald and News
At the time, he was especially taken with bison. ... She swallowed hard and said, “Well, we use special bison, raised just for food, not the bison that live ...
 
Critter clothing
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription)
A bison coat she made for Mark Swanson of Clarkston won first place. Second place ... Europeans seem to have a fascination with the American West.

Spotting the Wild Animal in the US of A.
Staugnews
In fact, there are parks in the U.S. where wild animals can be spotted, ... of “Serengeti” this spot is full of wildlife; from wolves to bison to bighorn sheep, ...
 
Exhibit Puts Islamic Art, Culture on Display
Loudoun Now
The artwork being displayed ranges from an oil painting of an iconic American bison to a portrait of a girl. Some pieces are modern Islamic abstract, ...
 
Why to Skip a #bisonselfie + 9 More Bison Facts
Modern Farmer
We all know the bison of the American plains are gargantuan beasts—standing six feet or more at the shoulder and up to 12 feet long from snout to ...
 
Bison vs Buffalo: What's the Difference?
Modern Farmer
As for bison, the two main species are the American bison (Bison bison) and the European bison (Bison bonasus), which is mainly found in Poland, ...

Was America's Wildlife Ever As Abundant As We Imagine?
JSTOR Daily
Once bison covered the Western plains in staggering numbers. There were sixty million of them before contact with the Europeans in the 1800s, ...
 
   

Bison Video of the Day: Bulls Battle in Grand Teton National Park
Modern Farmer
During the rut, or mating season, bulls display their dominance to find a suitable mate. And these bulls do just that by butting their heads together and ...
 
Meet the Beefalo
Modern Farmer
Since the early 19th century, North Americans have looked at the bison, then looked at the cow, and thought, insanely, "what if...those two...?".

American Safaris: Where to See the Biggest Mammals in the U.S.
Smithsonian
North American Bison (also known as buffalo) are the largest mammals in North America, with mature bulls weighing up to 2,000 pounds. Earlier this ...
 
Nature calls, record number answer at Trek
Eatonville Dispatch
Northwest Trek also generated attention this year from President Obama's declaration of the American bison as the United States' national mammal.
 
Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Veal, And Bison Products Due To Possible E. Coli ...
USDA.gov (press release)
Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Veal, And Bison Products Due To .... FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, ...
 
Author finds where the wild lands are
Pratt Tribune
Instead of raising cattle, it's given over to bison production. ... he's one of the biggest private land owners in America, and one in 10 bison live on one of ...

Scientists Trace Society's Myths to Primordial Origins
Scientific American
As the Iroquois of the northeastern U.S. tell it, three hunters pursue a bear; .... Lost in the middle of a herd of bison, another animal, similar to a bison, ...


 
Food and Recipes 
 
This new River North steakhouse is not like the others
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
Six cuts of meat anchor the menu: beef filet, wagyu sirloin, venison loin, skirt steak, bison filet and rib eye. Portions range from $14 for a 4-oz. portion of ...
 
Sportsmen Against Hunger fills protein need for food pantries
Bismarck Tribune
Sportsmen Against Hunger has received elk and bison meat from population reductions in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and hunters have ...
 
Culinary instructor teaches international cuisine
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
My mother is Oneida, and the Oneida tribe has a bison farm where they have about 100 bison. We're incorporating that into the demonstration at ...
 
The 5 burgers you need to try in the DMV this fall
WUSA9.com
The "Sea Salt N' Peppa" might be one of the most unique burgers around! made with bison meat and house brined pickles this won't bust your gut but ...
 
Barrel 55 strives to be different in mainstream Meridian
Idaho Statesman
Idaho is known for its finger steaks. Apparently Barrel 55 is still fine-tuning its buffalo finger steaks ($13).Bison meat doesn't have the high level of ...
 
Meat of the Matter: Hog wild
Pork Magazine
He manages cattle and some 2,500 buffalo, the largest herd of American bison in Florida, according to a profile in Sarasota Magazine. He also ...
 
Exotic meat demand on the rise as chefs cater to foodies' culinary desires
MetroNews Canada
La Ferme's most popular exotic meats include duck, bison and venison, ... Loblaw, for instance, sells elk, venison, bison and wild boar at some of its ...
 
Welsh Rabbit Brings Class to Fort Collins
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Braised bison tongue served over a roasted bell pepper sauce with honey basil vinaigrette. The bison tongue is from High Point, a ranch providing ...

Exotic meat demand on the rise as chefs cater to foodies' culinary desires
bnn.ca
Mainstream grocery chains have also gotten into the exotic meats game. Loblaw, for instance, sells elk, venison, bison and wild boar at some of its ...
 
Exotic meat demand up as chefs cater to foodies
YorkRegion.com
A selection of cuts of elk and wild boar are presented in Sanagan's Meat ... La Ferme's most popular exotic meats include duck, bison and venison, ...
 
Why America is seeing a bison resurgence
Food Dive
Bison is seeing a resurgence in the U.S. thanks to the health benefits the meat offers consumers as an alternative to beef and other red meat options, ...

Restaurant Review: Tweed's Restaurant & Buffalo Bar
Dan's Papers
Grilled Bison kebabs, a Tweed's signature dish, were next. The chunks of bison meat were cooked to medium-rare and glowed like jewels upon a bed ...
 
Healthy meals ready fast? That's the goal of Cinnamon-N-Sage
Quad City Times
It turned out to be a hodgepodge of healthy alternatives such as caprese and hearty bean salads, seafood chowder, falafels, bison shepherd's pie and ...
 
Bison burgers on the menu at next cruise-in
Southwest Times
Buffalo isn't something you find on many menus, but the food vendor at Pulaski's next classic car cruise-in at Jackson Park will be serving bison .
 
A feast of flavours
Winnipeg Free Press
The stick-to-your-ribs chili ($9.75), satisfyingly seasoned but not spectacularly spicy, is made from grass-fed bison and a mix of beans and topped with ...
 
Photos: Gourmet cheese, smoked meats, and wine at Vancouver's first Cheese and Meat Festival
Straight.com (blog)
Long lines formed at the tables that offered unique eats, such as crocodile and kangaroo meat from Hills Food Ltd., bison pepperoni from Lepp Farm ...
 
Dining events: Ted's Montana Grill bids farewell to summer with specials
Chicago Daily Herald
Ted's Montana Grill gives summer one last hurrah with three unique specials. Try the bison nachos, tortilla chips with bison meat, pepper jack cheese, ...
 
The new Steel Plow Burger Company sits on the old Governor's site at 2180 53rd St., Moline.
Quad-Cities Online
Today, there are a hundred combinations topping a variety of well-cooked meats, including Steel Plow's grass-fed beef and bison. Bison is on my ...
 
MightyMeals: Healthy, Locally-Sourced Meals, Home Delivered
ARL now
For example: Jerk chicken with mango salsa, lemon pepper bistro steak with Brussels sprouts and pasteurized bacon, and bison lasagna are about ...
 
Chicago's First Bareburger Debuts Tonight in Roscoe Village
Eater Chicago
Pick from a variety of patties—beef, duck, turkey, grilled lemon chicken, bison, elk and wild boar. Vegetarians also have a trio of choices: Black bean, ...
 
Canyon Grill Restaurant
417mag
Lawson, the sous chef, created the menu around elk, bison, mushrooms and trout. The elk and bison are sourced directly from the park and are ...
Yellowstone
 
A stunning look at America's first national park
Minnesota Public Radio News
American plains bison The American plains bison, once numbering in the tens of millions, began its journey back from the brink of extinction more than ...
 
Tourist comment on Yellowstone wildlife gives Washington black eye
The Spokesman Review (registration) (blog)
Despite safety advisories – and numerous examples of visitors getting gored by bison, mauled by bears and chased by elk – Morrow declared herself ...
 
Misbehaving Tourists secondary
Idaho Press-Tribune
3 photo, a large bison blocks traffic in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park as tourists take photos of the animal. Record visitor numbers at ...
 
Commentary: Are national parks still relevant?
Philly.com
American bison forage for food at Yellowstone National Park. ... one wonders how important the parks will be to the next generation of Americans.
 
Changes made to bison transfer program
Char-Koosta News
POLSON — The Tribal Council approved a new procedure for the Yellowstone Bison Transfer Program operations on Tuesday, August 23.

Buffs are the stuff
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription)
Perhaps no other occurrence in Yellowstone National Park has the potential to transport visitors back in time quite like the bison breeding season.
 
American bison are star summer attraction at Yellowstone
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription)
American bison are star summer attraction at Yellowstone ... has the potential to transport visitors back in time quite like the bison breeding season.
 
New Fire in the Battle for Yellowstone's Grizzly Bears
CounterPunch
It is worth understanding how this transformation of the public debate happened, especially because it informs other efforts for protecting wolves, bison ...
 
   

Grizzly bear filmed eating bison carcass at Yellowstone National Park
Stuff.co.nz
A traveller in America's Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming filmed the fascinating moment a bear started feasting on the carcass of a bison that had ...
 
EQC supports tribal hunting of bison in Yellowstone National Park
KRTV Great Falls News
State lawmakers plan to send a letter to managers at Yellowstone National Park, saying Native American tribes should have the right to hunt bison on ...
 
   

Bison Video of the Day: Growling Bison vs Motorcyclist in Yellowstone
Modern Farmer
Imagine riding down the highway on your motorcycle, free as bird, and suddenly, a gigantic bison decides to step out onto the road in front of you.

Hunting in Yellowstone not a sensible solution
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Never has a species of wildlife been more politicized than what has happened in recent decades with the North American bison. The species has ...
 
Gardening: The Yellowstone solution
Maple Ridge News
Despite the bison being rendered extinct in the rest of the continental United States, here some 23 individuals managed to hide in Yellowstone's ...
 
Wildlife Advocacy Groups file Lawsuit to DeclareYellowstone Bison'Endangered' or 'Threatened'
TopNews New Zealand
In the long list of animals under threat, include Yellowstone bison. According towildlife advocacy groups, the animal's population is drastically ...

Upcoming Events


American Bison Society Meeting & Workshop
With BISON MEAT for the meals supplied by ALBERTA BISON RANCH
When: 
September 26-29
Where: Banff Centre
             Banff National Park, AB
Info: HERE
 

Deadline for Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
October 28, 2016


Peace Country Regional Meeting
When:  Saturday, October 22
Where:  Pomeroy Hotel, Grande Prairie, AB
REGISTER NOW with Linda at info@bisoncentre.com
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2016 CBA 33rd Annual Convention
When:  November 20-22
Where:  Regina SK
Info:  TBA


2016 24th Annual Canadian National Show & Sale
When:  November 20-22
Where:  Regina SK
Info:  TBA

Bison Market and Supply Update 
Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada publishes a monthly Bison Market and Supply Update showing recent statistics on
  • Bison slaughter (CDA/USA)
  • Export data
  • Prices on bison carcasses & key cuts (CDA/USA)
  • Live auction results and more
Go to CBA Website for Sept 23 report: www.canadianbison.ca
Click for previous months'/years' reports
AMERICAN BISON SOCIETY
 
Ten-year report card highlights gains made in bison conservation
Calgary Herald
The American Bison Society, which is meeting for its annual conference in Banff, issued a report card Tuesday highlighting the milestones in bison ...
 National Bison Association 
 
Bison Association awarded three year grant for local food promotion
Farm Forum
Michael Bennet (D-CO), said, "Colorado has a rich agricultural heritage that includes a strong bison ranching tradition. This grant will help bison ...


Price Reduction Announced for Conservation Herd Registry
 
During the NBA Board of Directors meeting held August 18, 2016, the North American Bison Registry recommended a price reduction for participation in the Conservation Herd Registry [CHR]. The recommendation was approved unanimously in the interest of economics for the membership.
 
The price change includes a reduction to $110 for entry to the CHR and $50 for the annual report fee.
 
Learn more about the NABR and the CHR at http://bisoncentral.com/about-nba/bison-registry and please note, the new NBA website that is currently under construction will include an online application and payment for these services and will be available soon.
 
The CHR was innovated by the NABR, and approved by the NBA, to help tell the story of bison ranching as a species restoration vehicle, which is identified indisputably as integral to the most successful post-bottleneck wildlife recovery in the history of the planet.
 
Additionally, The NABR submitted its official position on 'Pure' and 'Pure bison' for the conversations that seem to focus on bison purity in the media, that it may be available to the NBA for use as a disclaimer and educational post-script.
 
The positions and opinions reflected in this article are not necessarily shared by the North American Bison Registry (NABR).
 
Whereas the NABR charges itself with discovering and recording bison heritage, the inclusion of all remnant Bison genetics is our mission to ensure that the future of bison conservation is secure. Until it is proven that absolute purity is significant, and can be indisputably identified, the NABR includes all Bison for their genetic contribution, but excludes recent introgression, i.e. hybrids, by process of genetic testing and ethical management.
 

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