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December 2016


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The Pennsylvania Gazette
Dated Nov.1st 1733
LONDON
From the WEEKLY MISCELLANY, Aug. 11.
American Settlements; and that many Obstacles which have hitherto defeated all Attempts to gain the Indians; may be gradually remov’d. And as a Confirmation of his Hopes, the Writer gives the following Part of a Letter from James Oglethorpe, Esq; at Georgia, to the Hon,-in London. Dated the 9th June last.
(edited for content)
Communicating with the Indians, he writes:
These Conferences in Matters of great Difficulty have sometimes lasted two Days, and are always carried on with great Temper and Modesty. If they do not come into some unanimous Resolution, the Meeting breaks up, but if they are Unanimous, (which they generally are) then they call in the young Men, and recommend to them the putting in Execution the Resolution, with their strongest and most lively Eloquence. And, indeed, they seem to me, both in Action and Expression, to be thorough Masters of true Eloquence; and making Allowances for badness of Interpreters, many of their Speeches are equal to those which we admire most in the Greek and Roman Writings. They generally in their Speeches use Similes and Metaphors. There Similes were quite new to me, and generally wonderful proper and wealth carried on. But in Conferences among their chief Men they are more Laconic and concise. In fine, in speaking to their young Men they generally address to the Passions; in speaking to their old Men they apply to Reason only. For Example, Tomo-chi-chi, in his first set Speech to me, among other Things said, Here’s a little present; and then gave me a Buffalo’s Skin, painted on the inside with the Head and Feathers of an Eagle. He desired me to accept it, because the Eagle signified Speed, and the Buffalo Strength. That the English were as swift as the Bird, and as strong as the Beast; since like the first, they flew from the utmost Parts of the Earth over the vast Seas; and, like the second, nothing could withstand them. That the Feathers of the Eagle were soft, and signified Love; the Buffalo’s Skin warm, and signified Protection; therefore he hoped that we would Love and Protect their little Families.

 
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)
ARIZONA
 
Protecting the Greater Grand Canyon
Center For American Progress
Grand Canyon National Park is an American treasure and global wonder, ... A new analysis by the Center for American Progress and Conservation ... and deer overpopulation, as well as American pronghorn, bison, and desert ...
KANSAS
 
Vast herds of buffalo once roamed in Kansas
St. John News Online
Vast herds of buffalo, also known as American Bison, once roamed the southwest prairies. A small herd now grazes three miles north of St. John.
COLORADO
 
Why Colorado's Bob Beauprez is a solid choice for interior secretary
The Denver Post
22, 2014. Bob Beauprez — the Colorado native bison rancher, banker and former congressman — would be a good pick for secretary of the interior.
 
One year later: Bison herd gains hoof-hold
Journal Advocate
Six bison calves were born at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Red Mountain Open Space in spring 2016 — with more on the way. (John Eisele ...
 
A December Nature Walk: Circling Genesee Mountain
Boulder Daily Camera
Bison standing in the snow munching on mountain-meadow grasses — no one else around, blue skies and sunshine, the Christmassy smell of ...
TEXAS
 
Texas A&M System researcher calls privatizing wildlife conservation 'a slippery slope'
Bryan-College Station Eagle
... idea came about after market hunting in the late 1800s and early 1900s led to the near-extinction of many species, most notably the American bison.
www.ieaegan.com  Just Plains Funny ~ Baby New Year
FLORIDA
 
Parched conditions bring risk of fire, animal cannibals
Ocala
A bison walks through a muddy area off the La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie on Thursday. While bison are native to the area, they were wiped out by ...
WYOMING
 
Refuge Winter Travel Restrictions Now in Place
KCWY 13 Where News Comes First
Elk and bison hunters with National Elk Refuge permits will be allowed to drive through the closure to access hunt parking lots during the days their ...
 
Park County Circuit Court
Cody Enterprise
Leonard L. Hurst, Jr., Powell, fail to tag big or trophy game animal, hunt big game/trophy game/wild bison during closed season, take over limit big game/trophy game/wild bison, waste or abandon big game, $1,850;
 
Some ideal Christmas gifts with a cowboy state feel
Kemmerer Gazette
Bryon Glathar, managing editor of the Uinta County Herald in Evanston, likes bison, including steaks from Bridger Valley Buffalo in Lyman.
Tamale recipe features local meat perfect for holidays
Gillette News Record
Bison, including Durham Ranch's own, is available in most grocery stores in town and the Durham Ranch specifically carries several different cuts, ...
 
Oregon couple plead guilty to poaching bison in Grand Teton National Park
LocalNews8.com
MOOSE, Wyoming (KIFI/KIDK) - An Oregon couple has pleaded guilty to poaching a bison in Grand Teton National Park in December of 2015.
 
Elk Refuge manager to retire
LocalNews8.com
He implemented the first Native American ceremonial bison hunt in the National Wildlife Refuge System and played a critical role in the establishment ...
 
Hot Springs State Park puts nine bison up for sale
Casper Star-Tribune Online
The Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis is accepting written bids for nine bison from the state herd through 5 p.m. Jan. 10. The animals up for ...
 
Bison hunters can't tell bulls from cows
Jackson Hole News&Guide
Tyler Thomas and his horse, Penny, drag a bull bison toward the road ... Time and time again this winter, bison hunters holding cow/calf tags have ...
INDIANA
 
Bison back in Indiana
Washington Times Herald
Most had rather limited acreage for the bison to roam over. All of this changed this year when the Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy acquired ...
 
Bison-tennial mini bison auctioned off for nonprofits
nwitimes.com
PORTER COUNTY – The six mini bison that toured Porter County to spread the word about the 2016 Indiana bicentennial and the related ...

 
Bison Are Running Free In Indiana For The First Time in Almost 200 Years
Chicagoist
The Bison (ahem, not the buffalo) is one of the most potent symbols of American nature, and anyone who has seen a herd of them thundering across ...
 
News Paris, Benton students cover 200 years of state history in a day
Goshen News
asked Patrick McGuire of the Elkhart County Historical Museum. ... The animal that is on the state seal, the bison, was last found in Indiana 175 years ...
 
How bison withstand winter
Kankakee Daily Journal
While making these preparations, I couldn't help but look out at the bison herd grazing at Kankakee Sands and feel a sense of envy. While our family ...
 
Brownstown woman honored for bicentennial work
Seymour Tribune
“They served us Indiana farm-fed bison,” Banks said with a laugh. “All year long, we celebrated the bison, and then we ate it. It was a very Hoosier ...
ARKANSAS
 
Bumpers College, School of Law Help Quapaw Tribe With Processing Plant
University of Arkansas Newswire
It's both community development and economic development for the tribe.” The tribe has cattle and bison on a ranch outside Miami. The ultimate goal ...
MONTANA
 
Support plan that respects buffalo
The Missoulian
Premise 2: Bison are spilling into neighboring Montana. When did seasonal migration become an accident? Do elk and deer “spill” over park ...
 
Dispatches From the Road: Big Sky Country
Courthouse News Service
While traveling the West, Roosevelt lamented the near-eradication of native species, including bison and elk, and the loss of forests and other fragile ...
 
Where the bison roam: Bitterroot Bison sees growth in its future
Ravalli Republic
Bitterroot Bison owner Troy Westre stands next to the 2,000-pound bull bison that he calls Dozer. Raised as a bottle baby, Dozer is one of just three ...
 
Nature Notes: Controversy surrounds the National Bison Range
Elko Daily Free Press
The National Bison Range, located near Moiese, Montana, is one of Cindy's and my favorite places. I cannot guess how many times we have visited ...

FWP director stepping down after 12 years under 3 governors
Billings Gazette
Overseeing 12 years of work on such controversial and passionately debated issues as grizzly bears, wolves and bison has worn Jeff Hagener down.
 
State, Buffalo Field Campaign to work together on protecting bison crossing roads
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
State transportation officials plan to meet with a bison advocacy group in January to talk about how to protect bison trying to cross the highway north of ...
 
National Elk Refuge manager retires, outlines refuge challenges
WyoFile
He'd already spent almost 30 years working at National Wildlife Refuges from the upper peninsula of Michigan to Montana's National Bison Range.
 
Safe passage
Explore Big Sky
“Bison, elk and deer [also] graze [Gardiner Basin] all summer, and when you add a bunch of ice and snow on it, pronghorn are essentially digging ...
ILLINOIS

Travel to a Midwest Prairie & Visit Bison Live on EarthCam
Gilmer Mirror
WHAT: Travel to the heart of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in northeast Illinois and peek in on a small herd of bison with EarthCam's new live ...
 
New webcam shows live views of Illinois bison herd
Herald & Review
WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A new web camera is now available for those who want to see live views of the bison herd on federal prairie land in northern ...
 
Bison at Lords Park Zoo connect, educate Elgin community
Chicago Tribune
The unnamed new bison at Lords Park Zoo in Elgin was joined on Dec. 6 with her herd mates after a month of living on the grounds in a separate ...


 
These Pictures of Zoo Animals Playing in the Snow Will Make You Melt
Patch.com
The cold weather and recent snowfall don't seem to bother Ron, one of Brookfield Zoo's bison. His thick mane and coat protect him from severe winter ...
American bison return to Midwest
Quad City Times
"Chain Breaker," a 7-year-old male bison estimated to weigh 2,200 pounds, passes over a hill at Nachusa Grasslands in Franklin Grove, Illinois.
 
Sneak peek: Bison are here to stay
Quad City Times
A pair of bison wander over a hill in the tallgrass prairie at Nachusa Grasslands near Dixon, Illinois. Since 2014, the nature preserve, located about 80 ...
 
The return of the bison: 'Wild' herds again roam Illinois, Iowa prairies
Quad City Times
In 1913, Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota received 14 bison from the Bronx Zoo in New York City. Hornaday served as director there and ...
 
   
At a Glance: Dec. 29, 2016
Kankakee Daily Journal
Kelly Gutknecht, bison range specialist at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, will discuss "The Whos, Whats, Wheres and Whys of the Midewin Bison ...
SOUTH DAKOTA
 
(SD)-"No Significant Impact" Finding On Badlands Bison Plan
KCSR
The plan and environmental assessment examined the potential impacts of expanding the current bison range to other areas within the North Unit and ...

Bison getting more space in Badlands
Rapid City Journal
Badlands National Park has never had a reported major injury from a bison attack in its history despite having a campground where bison routinely ...

 
Bison use car as a salt lick
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
A family visiting South Dakota's Custer State Park this week got quite a greeting from a herd of American Bison. They were driving along the park's ...

Bison at South Dakota's Custer Park lick salt off car. (NBC News)
Badlands National Park to expand area where bison range
Washington Times
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Badlands National Park in South Dakota is expanding bison rangeland in the north unit by more than 35 square miles after a ...
NEW MEXICO 

 
Holidays with the animals
Carlsbad Current-Argus
As part of the zoo's annual "Holidays with the Animals" event, the raven, blue jay, black bear, porcupine and bison were all given special treats during ...


 
OKLAHOMA

    
Oklahoma bison-themed license plate gains 400 of 500 needed pre-orders to go into production
kjrh.com
Nearly 15,000 Oklahomans voted on their favorite bison-themed license plate after an uproar following the release of Oklahoma's new state license ...
TEXAS
 
9 gifts for every Texan on your list
Dallas News (blog)
In this photo from Texas Parks and Wildlife, Southern Plains bison herd graze on their 700-acre expanded range of restored native prairie at Caprock ...
 
Historic native prairie preserved by Mt. Vernon landowner
Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune
“There are no longer bison roaming this part of Texas, but due to the size of this property, it would not be unrealistic to allow a bison herd to exist there ...
 
'Secret' Texas canyon a great place to hike
StarNewsOnline.com
For much of the past 12,000 years, however, the canyon was prime real estate. Ancient Clovis and Folsom peoples hunted mammoth and giant bison.
Southern Plains Pointers: Will be back next month.Frasier Bison L.L.C.
UTAH

Wildlife board OKs more chances to hunt big game in 2017
Deseret News
The board also approved two new archery hunts for mountain goats and bison in eastern Utah. The mountain goat hunt on the north and south slopes ...
 
MINNESOTA
 
Breeding bull from ND arrives at growing new bison herd near Mankato
Bemidji Pioneer
MANKATO, Minn. -- The first breeding bull has arrived at Minneopa State Park near Mankato, bringing to 15 the number of bison at the park, according ...
 
Bluffview Montessori Erdkinder class immerses in nature
Winona Daily News
Paul Dressen hosted the tour, which included viewing their cultural gardens, the Buffalo Project (bison herd), and insights into past and present Indian ...
NORTH DAKOTA
 
Breeding bull from Theodore Roosevelt NP arrives at growing new bison herd near Mankato
Brainerd Dispatch
MANKATO - The first breeding bull has arrived at Minneopa State Park near Mankato, bringing to 15 the number of bison at the park, according to the ...

North Dakota-made products sought after for Christmas gifts
Minot Daily News
Minot State University Beavers and North Dakota State University Bison ... Sculptures of bison, horses and other items made of coal from Coal Craft ...
 
North Dakota resident breeds rare European Bison
Washington Times
HAZEN, N.D. (AP) - Dave Sebastian has had a passion for bison going on 30 years, and the genetic traits he's bred into some of his animals have ...
 
Major donation helps effort to preserve rare albino bison in Jamestown
INFORUM
From a scientific point of view, true white bison are exceedingly rare, said James Derr, a professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary ...
 
Bravo to organizers of Christmas dinner
Jamestown Sun
The display will tell the history of white bison, along with White Cloud's story and her importance to Native American culture, to the museum and ...
 
A National Park for the Father of Parks
Voice of America
In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt, America's 26th president, signed the ... to see animals, from the huge American bison to small black-tailed prairie dogs.
IOWA
 
This Iowa bison was spotted — after surviving a lightning strike in 2013
DesMoinesRegister.com
Before Sparky — a six-foot, 2,000-pound bison — was struck by lightning in July of 2013, he didn't have a name or a scar on his hump. He was just ...
 
A different kind of bison down the road
Quad City Times

Lyndall Winter Bison checks a gauge that measures wind speed for the wind turbines that power his bison farm, Winter Bison, just a few miles west of Blue ...
NEBRASKA
 
Crane Trust Legacy Herd bison thrive in second year in Platte Valley
Kearney Hub
Three bison graze a pasture east of the Crane Trust Visitor and Nature .... Krohn said Ranglack previously studied bison in Utah's Henry Mountains.
WEST VIRGINIA
 
West Virginia welcomes elk back to its hills
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
To get the stocking program started, West Virginia officials turned to the U.S. Forest Service, which manages the elk and bison population at Land ...
FLORIDA
 
Parks Service director moving to Paynes Prairie manager
Gainesville Sun
At Paynes Prairie, a proposal to remove the majority of the bison herd - much loved by park-goers - because some were escaping created an outcry.

   
The "willpower and commitment" behind protecting Florida's Everglades
CBS News
On a swamp in the Everglades, Butcher showed us why this part of Florida – the largest ... The remarkable comeback story of the American bison.
NEW YORK

How a major American museum gave its exhibits a dye job — for authenticity's sake
PRI
For example, in the bison exhibit, “the painted specimens and the background were still nice and brown, [but] then the taxidermy specimens had faded ...



 
Bison still on the loose in Middle Grove
NEWS10 ABC
MIDDLE GROVE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Bubba the bison is still on the loose on Friday afternoon. A viewer took this video of the bison wandering down ...






(Video Included~ Bubba)
NEW JERSEY
 
American Bison
capemaycountyemergency.net
Latin Name: Bison bison. Other Names: Buffalo. Habitat and Range: Great plains of North America from Canada to Mexico. Captive Lifespan: Around ...
IDAHO
 
Making a difference: Idaho Hunters Feeding the Hungry
Twin Falls Times-News
Jeff Schroeder, executive director of Idaho Hunters Feeding the Hungry, ... caribou, elk, moose, antelope and bison that their own family will not use.

With a single arrow, teenage hunter bags bull bison
Idaho State Journal
With a single arrow, teenage hunter bags bull bison ... Borash pose with a bison killed by Paul using a bow near West Yellowstone, Montana, this fall.
KENTUCKY
 
Escape entertainment guide
The Fort Campbell Courier
Elk and Bison Prarie -- Elk and Bison Prairie is a native prairie habitat where you can drive through and see wildflowers and songbirds too. Elk, bison ...
 
How a platoon of massive pink snails, green rabbits invaded the Bluegrass State
Lexington Herald Leader
Woodland Farm is host to bison, pigs and giant plastic snails. Farm owners Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown created a boutique hotel chain that ...
Canada
 
Poached bison meat donated to Prince Albert food bank
CBC.ca
The Prince Albert Share-A-Meal Food Bank received nearly half a tonne of donations recently. More than 450 kilograms of bison meat was donated to ...
 
Bison handling code seeks public comment
Western Producer (subscription)
The draft code of practice for the care and handling of bison has been released for public comment and will be open for input until Jan. 19. Notice of ...
 
Bison prices strong at national sale
Western Producer (subscription)
Ring man David Jacobs of Ontario works the crowd as Lot 55, a yearling bull consigned by Bison Spirit Ranch of Oak Lake, Man., brought the highest ...
 
Blizzards end in SE Saskatchewan, digging out continues
CBC.ca
Meanwhile, many people are digging out from the 20 to 30 centimetres of snow that fell. That includes Robert Johnson, who operates a bison farm.
 
Neighbourhood Spotlight: Kaskitayo pays tribute to indigenous heritage
Edmonton Journal
The plains bison had been reduced, as European trappers were systematically hunting the animals for their fur and meat. The declining bison ...
 
That Bison Burger Just Got Pricier Thanks to Canada Ranchers
Bloomberg
Ground-bison prices have climbed to record highs as ranchers in Canada are holding back more animals to expand their herds and take advantage of ...
 
Canadian Prairies are rapidly shrinking, faster than Amazon rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef
The Kingston Whig-Standard
A bull buffalo (bison) grazes in Grasslands National Park near Val Marie, Sask. on August 19, 2010. Grasslands preserves the only prairie dog ...
 
Canadian Siksika nation artist's work to be displayed at British Museum
CBC.ca
Stimson's agent has donated his work, Event Three, a piece which features a bison juxtaposed with soaring modern grain elevators that pepper the ...
 
Canadian Siksika nation artist's work to be displayed at British Museum
CBC.ca
Event Two shows a mother and baby bison frolicking in the snow, an oil derrick ... Stimson has also drawn on other aspects of Blackfoot history, some ...
 
Banff brews craft drinks scene
Toronto Star
Recently, sales of a Homeward Bison brew went to the reintroduction of bison. “Wild bison haven't been here in over 100 years,” says Paterson.
 
More visitors flocking to Yukon Wildlife Preserve
CBC.ca
The facility, just outside of Whitehorse, is popular with locals and tourists who want a chance to see some elusive local fauna — such as bison, lynx, ...
New Zealand
 
Melbourne: Home, home on the open range
New Zealand Herald
First, we pass caramel coloured Mongolian horses with Mohawk manes and American bison, neither straight out of the Savannah. But, Dave tells us ...
Ireland
 
Bison Bar & BBQ
Visit Dublin
Ireland's first authentic Texan BBQ. Bar open midday 'til late, seven days. Bison BBQ serving slow roast meats daily from 12 til 9pm or when the food ...

Don't know that they are serving bison, but still a "cool' factor.
Spain
 
European bison & children
Ecosistemas Diana
European bison park in Spain: fun for the whole family.

 
UNITED KINGDOM
 
Preview: Extinction or Survival
Big Issue North
In an exhibition that hosts imposing American bison and giant panda taxidermies, extinct birds presented legs in the air as if recently fallen from the ...
Tribal
 
Burning sage and power saws: Scenes from a 21st-century bison hunt
Montana Kaimin
Burning sage and power saws: Scenes from a 21st-century bison hunt ... John Rupert, left, scopes out abison herd on a ranch near Browning with his ... The Ruperts met Swingley at an American Indian tourism expo in California.
After A Lifetime Of Hard Work, Father And Son Return Wild Bison To Reservation
Wyoming Public Media
They set ten wild young bison loose on 300 acres on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Dick Baldes spent his entire career as a biologist working to ...
 
Bumpers College, School of Law Help Quapaw Tribe With Processing Plant
University of Arkansas Newswire
It's both community development and economic development for the tribe.” The tribe has cattle and bison on a ranch outside Miami. The ultimate goal ...
 
In Montana, Blackfoot tribes welcome back bison
Pueblo Chieftain
“Restoring the Buffaloes” — More than a century ago, the U.S. government oversaw the slaughter of millions of bison (also called buffaloes) in its effort ...

In This Episode
PBS
ERVIN CARLSON (President, Intertribal Buffalo Council and Blackfeet Nation Bison Program Manager): They were everything to us. They were our ...
 
In This Episode
PBS
The chairman of the tribal business council is Harry Barnes. .... separating Indian tribes from their historic dependence on the buffalo, or bison, for food, ...
 
Elk Refuge manager to retire
LocalNews8.com
He implemented the first Native American ceremonial bison hunt in the National Wildlife Refuge System and played a critical role in the establishment ...
 
6 Solutions That Support Native Sovereignty—From Tribal Schooling to BisonHerds
YES! Magazine
6 Solutions That Support Native Sovereignty—From Tribal Schooling to Bison Herds. Florida's Miccosukee is the first tribe allowed to run its own ...
 
The Horse Nation
Miami News Record
American bison were almost wiped out during that time, and the tribes of the ... The U.S. Office of Indian Affairs outlawed the Ghost Dance in 1890.
Legislation/Legal

(satire)
Trump Administration to Repeal Bison as First National Mammal
Indian Country Today Media Network
The Trump administration plans to overturn the National Bison Legacy Act, a legislative bill that passed the House and Senate last April which ...
 
Conservatives seek ally in Trump in Western land disputes
Idaho Statesman
26, 2016, file photo, a herd of bison appears in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley in Montana. For conservatives who have long believed ...
DVM & Business
 
Bison Demand Continues to Grow
Animal AgWired (press release) (blog)
According to Gehring, bison meat is gaining acclaim from cardiologists, nutritionists, and consumers looking to “eat green.” He also says that farmed ...
 
Bison prices strong at national sale
Western Producer (subscription)
Ring man David Jacobs of Ontario works the crowd as Lot 55, a yearling bull consigned by Bison Spirit Ranch of Oak Lake, Man., brought the highest ...
 
That Bison Burger Just Got Pricier Thanks to Canada Ranchers
Bloomberg
Ground-bison prices have climbed to record highs as ranchers in Canada are holding back more animals to expand their herds and take advantage of ...
 
Bison Boom
Agriculture.com
South Dakota tops the list of states with over 33,000 bison. ... of Golden Bison Company, whose trade name is High Plains Bison, in Denver, Colorado.
 
Looking for an opportunity in livestock? Bison have a lot to offer
Alberta Express
Rugged and remarkable, these 'knowledge keepers' have much to teach us about nature itself. Bison love space and they travel as a close-knit clan.
 
There's money in the Bison industry
KMAland
(KMAland) -- Cattle market got you down? Maybe it's time to invest in a different type of cow. Americans found a new tasty treat. The bison. Dave Carter ...
Archaeological  
 
The remains of an 8000 year old lunch: an extinct steppe bison's tail
The Siberian Times
Russian and South Korean scientists are planning the world's first cloning involving a Canadian wood bison now in Siberia. Picture: Maria Vasilyeva.
Ecological 
 
Bison are coming back to Illinois
Illinois News Network
It's been about 30 years in the making, but bison have returned to the State of Illinois, and they're bringing positive economic and environmental news ...
 
"Butcher Birds" Now Making Rare (and Possibly Grisly) Area Appearances
WCAI
And it's not like our species has a great track record of restraint when it comes to killing – just ask the American Bison or the Passenger Pigeon.
 
Humans have a huge impact on wildlife
Mexico Ledger
The American bison is another good example. This beautiful creature almost went extinct in 1890. Hide hunters killed these creatures and left tons of ...
MISC.
 
Grotto Bulls of Ancient Art
Huffington Post
There is at Lascaux but one single image of a human: a pointedly obvious male with the head of bird facing directly at a speared bison, its guts falling ...
 
   

Planet Earth II: Grasslands episode stars a buffalo fighting off lionesses and one very lucky harvest ...
The Independent
Getting us into the Christmas spirit, the team travelled to the snow-covered prairies of North America to see some hardy bison and a snow-diving fox.
 
'Most people have never seen a bison'
VUE Weekly
Watchable Wildlife's Wayne L. Millar offers a unique service for animal lovers and photographers. As a recognized tour guide in Elk Island National ...
 
Vineland student turns love of outdoors into role as national park ambassador
Press of Atlantic City
Being selected as a Buddy Bison Ambassador means Hullihen spends her free ... An approximately 7-inch stuffed bison, always at the ready for photo ...
 
LUNA Fête lights up New Orleans for the holidays
Maroon
Visitors got the chance to see Brennan Steele's “Titan the Bison,” which is featured on Space Viking's Mardi Gras float, is a 20-foot bison made of lights ...

Nature & You: Buffalo Bill Cody was the showman of the West. But who is BisonWilliam Cody?
NewsOK.com
This is very much evident in the "bison vs. buffalo" squabbles. To hear some people explain it, "buffalo" is a term that is reserved exclusively for those ...

Get your treasures before auction houses take holiday hiatus
Tribune-Review
Top dollar: This $10 note adorned with a majestic bison and the portraits of explorers Lewis and Clark is an example of the outsized “large” currency ...
 
Hunting Heritage Trust Launches “Return of a Monarch” Bison Tribute
AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- In 1889, William Hornady, a founder of the American Bison Society, compiled a tally of Bison in North America. He recorded ...
Threshold Podcast: Exploring The Past, Present, And Future Of Bison And Humans
MTPR
People and bison first met 75,000 years ago, and ever since, we've been hunting them, painting them, and walking with them into new lands. Before ...

Riding, shooting and singing — Kristy Lee Cook is staying busy
Mail Tribune
And she's got more than 150 pounds of game in her freezer to show for it. Earlier this year, Cook bagged a bison, an elk and a mule deer while filming ...
 
Food and Recipes 
 
Lazy Dog expands amid tough casual-dining segment
Nation's Restaurant News
The menu features items such as Campfire Pot Roast, bison meatloaf and braised lamb shanks. Best-selling appetizers are Cajun fries and edamame.
 
Startup brand DNX Bar bets on the meat bar category
FoodNavigator-USA.com
Distributor United Natural Foods has signed a deal to distribute DNX Bar's beef and bison meat bars. Founder John Rooney believes it's a sign that ...
 
Taste of the Sound: Rocbody Fitness Cafe
Talk of the Sound
"Never had a bad meal at RocBody. Since I love Bison they are a natural fit for me as they have bison burgers, sweet potato stuffed with bison and the ...
 
When Radio DJs Are Sassy About Eating 'Kill,' John Mayer Gives Them a Lesson in Respect For ...
Independent Journal Review
“We don't normally don't do the sushi out there, we eat bison. I eat a lot of things my friends kill— that's not a joke. I have friends that bring over their ...

Startup brand DNX Bar bets on the meat bar category
FoodNavigator-USA.com
Distributor United Natural Foods has signed a deal to distribute DNX Bar's beef and bison meat bars. Founder John Rooney believes it's a sign that ...
 
Tamale recipe features local meat perfect for holidays
Gillette News Record
Bison, including Durham Ranch's own, is available in most grocery stores in town and the Durham Ranch specifically carries several different cuts, ...

Retirement gone awry: M&S a labor of love for Rollins couple
The Missoulian
Technically the Rollins shop makes jerky from Bison meat, not Buffalo. ... So everything made with bison at M&S is labeled buffalo, and there's plenty ...

Shift spending to local business
The Missoulian
Thomas Kreis, 23, co-owner of the Bitterroot Bison Burger Co. food truck, bites into one of his burgers as ranch hand Ken Murphy looks on recently.
 
New American Restaurant White Bison Returns to Vail
Eater Denver
The chef features Colorado products in the newly launched menu. There is bison in signature dishes like the tartare topped with quail egg and served ...
 
Accomplished chef launches Sweaty Moose food truck
The Coloradoan
The food truck features a sandwich-heavy menu with locally sourced bison, beef, chicken and pork. The winter menu also includes jalapeno corn ...
 
Rev Cafe Now Open
ECB Publishing
Rev Cafe offers a menu filled with everything from a house vegan chili to seafood, pasta, venison, bison, and 100 percent black Angus beef. Steaks ...
 
Armie Hammer Adds Asparagus to his Diet to Control Cholesterol Levels
Foods4BetterHealth
He captions,“Heavily charred the steak (medium rare), grilled asparagus, steamed the artichoke in bison broth and then finished on the grill for a ...
 
Forecasters bullish on Alabama's national title chances
White Mountain Independent
One great thing about the lunch menu is that it includes a bison burger — a one-half pound bison patty with lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions and ...
 
Beano's Cabin
Vail Daily News
Bacon jam and bison sausage is made in-house with local ingredients. A peach trifle for dessert is put together with Colorado peaches preserved at ...
Yellowstone
 
Yellowstone superintendent prepares for even more crowds
Idaho Statesman
Wenk said he remains concerned about some dangerous and illegal activity at the park, including visitors putting a bison calf into a vehicle, tourists ...
 
Yellowstone park looks at large bison cull to trim herds
Washington Times
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park biologists say more than 900 wild bison would need to be killed or removed this winter to begin ...
 
Yellowstone National Park braces for more crowds after 2 years of records
10News
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, a large bison blocks traffic as crowds of tourists take photos in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park, ...
 
Spike in Yellowstone grizzly deaths tied to conflicts with humans
Reuters
A grizzly bear and her two cubs approach the carcass of a bison in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, United States, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jim ...
 
With a single arrow, West Yellowstone teenage hunter bags bull bison
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
It'd be better to target a younger, smaller bison, they'd decided, so they could avoid being overwhelmed with the task of field dressing and packing out ...
 
Support plan that respects buffalo
The Missoulian
For example, see the recent Associated Press article, “Yellowstone Park looks at large bison cull to trim herds” (Dec. 1). This damaging propaganda is ...
 
The splendor of Yellowstone National Park in the winter
The Missoulian
The bison snort and billow steam as they swing their massive heads, ... Expect to see wolves, bighorn sheep, elk, bald eagles, bison, coyotes, fox and ...
 
Law and disorder in Yellowstone National Park
Myfoxspokane.com
Taking selfies with bears, walking off of the boardwalk, petting bison, even putting a newborn bison in your car– If you commit one of these crimes in ...
 
Save Yellowstone bison from slaughter
Helena Independent Record
And previous years of slaughter and capture/shipment by the livestock industry and others outside of the park means the park's bison have gone ...
 
If you put a bison in your car you answer to one man, the Judge of Yellowstone
ABC FOX Montana News
You have heard the stories, taking selfies with bears, walking off of the boardwalk, petting bison, even putting a newborn bison in your car. You commit ...
 
Stephens creek seeks to reduce operations for bison management
KBZK Bozeman News
For the 16th year, Yellowstone National Park employees are gearing up to capture bison and ship them to slaughter. KBZK was part of a media tour of ...
 
Stop the killing of Yellowstone's bison
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Living in a country of such incredible beauty as ours, every one of us has a ... Secondly, it is assumed that larger bison herds would roam into that ...
 
Look back: 2016 a dangerous year in Yellowstone
Casper Star-Tribune Online
A bison blocks traffic in August as tourists photograph the animals in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park. Visitors to the park made ...


The recently revised "BISON CODE of PRACTICE" is looking for YOUR input.

 
Background Info

The National Farm Animal Care Council(NFACC) is a Canadian organization that brings together diverse stakeholders to develop Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farmed animals.  The Codes represent domestically developed guidelines for responsible care and handling and serve as the national understanding of animal care requirements and recommended practices.

The recently revised Bison Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Bison is available for viewing and public comment from November 21, 2016 until January 19, 2017.  After the public comment period, the Code development committee will consider input provided from the comment period, and finalize the Code.  It is anticipated that a final revised code will be out in spring 2017.

This is a good opportunity to provide input into the code so that it is both relevant and accurate on how bison are raised in Canada.

In certain provinces the Code of Practice documents are referenced in legislation. This means that failing to comply with the ‘Requirements’ written in the code could be grounds for an animal protection officer to investigate or file charges against the producer.   So be sure you take the opportunity to participate.
 
Here is the link to view the code and participate in commenting on it: http://www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/bison

A Luncheon with the New Consul General of Switzerland - & the BPA was There !
 
On Thursday December 8th, the Bison Producers of Alberta were invited to a reception and luncheon in Edmonton to meet with Mr. Pascal Bornoz, the new Consul General of Switzerland.  It was a great opportunity to talk with  Mr. Bornoz about the many different aspects of the bison industry, and about the business that Canadian Rangeland Bison is doing in Switzerland.

Jan. Auctions
New Year's Bison Auction
Kramer's Big Bid Barn
When:  January 11th, 2017
Where:  North Battleford, SK
Info: HERE
 

Vold Jones & Vold Bison Auction
When: January 21, 2017
Where: Ponoka AB
Info: Contact Office or Mike Dejonge for more info : 403-783-0758
 
 
Ag briefs: MGGA names new officers, sets 2017 policy
Great Falls Tribune
The Montana Bison Association would like to invite the general public to their annual Winter Conference that will be held in Great Falls on Jan.

Bison workshop set for January 6-7
Char-Koosta News
GREAT FALLS — Montana Bison Association Winter Conference and Workshop Slated for January 6 and 7 for Holiday Inn. You don't have to own ...
 National Bison Association 
 
Growing Bison Demand
AgInfo.net (press release) (registration) (blog)
One of the recent National Association Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk participants was the National Bison Association. Here is Vice President of the ...
 
Bison Demand Continues to Grow
Animal AgWired (press release) (blog)
According to Gehring, bison meat is gaining acclaim from cardiologists, nutritionists, and consumers looking to “eat green.” He also says that farmed ...
 
Dr. Lyle G. McNeal Honored by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary ...
Satellite PR News (press release)
In addition, he previously served as a staff scientist with the U.S. Sheep ... American Society of Animal Science, National Bison Association, and the ...
 
Bison a big boom
Food Business News (registration)
Ranchers, processors, chefs, environmentalists, diners and retail shoppers have all contributed to the bison's resurgence in its native land, but ...



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