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   From the editor: We sincerely hope you find value in the news and conversations happening on a monthly basis from around the buffalo-world. If you know someone that wishes to be in the loop, feel free to direct them to www.allaboutbison.com for a free subscription to the Buffalo Drum. The Buffalo Drum is a non-profit newsletter for the purpose of awareness and knowledge for the benefit of customers, constituents and frie nds of Frasier Bison LLC. 
   
Sincerely, Tim & Rhonda Frasier
                          Frasier Bison LLC.  

AUGUST 2018


 


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Did you know?

How the word ‘buffalo’ came into use. To the Spanish explorers, the animal was called cibola or cubola. Some Spanish writers called them bisonte. Others called them armenta. Early French called them le boeuf buffe, vache sauvage or Bison d’ Amerique. Canadian voyagers called them boeuf (ox or bullock) The later French called them bufflo and later still buffelo. English colonist were using the term “buffalo” around 1710 and it 1st appeared in print around 1754.

Peter Kalm, who traveled through America in 1749, spoke of them as “wilde ochsen” but the word buffalo first spelled buffels soon replaced these earlier names.

The difference between ‘buffalo’ and ‘bison’. There is none, the difference comes from the people who use the words. Buffalo is the common name and Bison is technically, the correct usage.

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

STATE, COUNTRIES, LEGISLATION, DVM & BUSINESS, ARCHAEOLOGY,  ECOLOGICAL
,  MISC., MEAT & RECIPES , YELLOWSTONE AND ASSOCIATIONS   (as the news comes in)
ALASKA
Alaska expands monitoring of animal respiratory pathogen
Lexington Herald Leader
Wildlife officials are asking hunters to submit the heads of Dall sheep, mountain goats and Delta bison within two weeks of harvest. They also ask for ...
 
Biologists cite wolves, weather in decline of Alaska's wood bison herd
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — Dozens of Alaska wood bison succumbed to hard weather and hungry wolves last winter, causing an experimental herd population to ...
IOWA
 
Buchanan County to host 'Hunters Lead the Way' exhibit
Cedar Valley Daily Times
The Iowa Hunters Leading the Way campaign aims to provide all the ... John Lacey in the early 1900's fought for protection of bison and other wildlife.
 
Bison Day Saturday
Newton Daily News
All are invited to a free family-friendly celebration of bison and the prairie. The Bison Day event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Neal Smith ...
 
Iowa native shares Buffalo Bill with Blakesburg
Ottumwacourier
William F. Cody was born in 1846 in Le Claire in the Iowa Territory. He was an American scout and bison hunter. He served the Union in the American ...
TEXAS
 
North Texas Cattle Rancher Thrives By Going Native
 “What we are trying to do is mimic what was going on with the bison a hundred years ago,” said Price, proud of his technique.
 
310 Bison Ranch giving tours "on the range"
easttexasmatters.com
West of Jacksonville you'll find 310 Bison Ranch, they don't raise cattle there, instead they ... 310 Bison Ranch was a lifelong dream of Steve Unger.
 
Lubbock Lake Landmark uncovering 500-year-old artifacts
EverythingLubbock.com
“We know they were butchering bison, and they were eating bison on the site, they were carrying supplies with them since they were highly mobile ...
 
Caprock Chronicles - Lynn County lakes sites of South Plains history
LubbockOnline.com
... over to Jack Becker, a librarian at Texas Tech with a specialty in history. ... He camped for several days at Double Lakes, rode along old bison and ...
WASHINGTON

Trial for man in bison case moved
Port Townsend Leader
"Several bison on the property had died over the past year, and the eight remaining bison were in poor health, some stumbling due to general ...

 
The season's almost over at Win-Tur Bison Farm
Eastern Washington Statesmen Examiner
One such venue is Win-Tur Bison Farm, in Springdale, which will stop ... and come from as far as Lewiston, Idaho just for a chance to feed a bison by ...
Win-Tur Bison
 
After more than 20 years, healthy herd on Yakama Reservation a point of pride
Yakima Herald-Republic
Sockzehigh occasionally uses the big flatbed pickup to herd the bison he oversees in his role as a wildlife technician for Yakama Nation Wildlife ...
 
After more than 20 years, healthy herd on Yakama Reservation a point of pride
Yakima Herald-Republic
Sockzehigh occasionally uses the big flatbed pickup to herd the bison he oversees in his role as a wildlife technician for Yakama Nation Wildlife ...
JUST PLAINS FUNNY



www.ieaegan.com
Southern Plains Pointers: August: 2018

‘There’s Som’thin Happening here’ 
Please forgive my artistic flair and the all to often song reference, but fall is the time when we are caught off guard, and absolutely the time of year that is the most important to pay the ‘attention due’ to your herd-health and garner higher production as a result.

 Nutrition is a big part of that, but equally important is attention to parasitic build up in the herd. Things happen fast in build-up scenarios that occur in late summer and fall and can cause disease that decreases the ability of a bison herd to yield low input production and sustainability. Complacency is not the way to go, and in some cases (this year), it will kill.

 So – everyone wants spring bloom and the awesome literal money shot of calves on the ground in spring. Now is the time to wonder to yourself, am I checking all the boxes and managing herd-health. After December (in the southern plains) you can relax and hope you’ve done all you can. And/But (!) not until.

  Personally, I make sure I am checking boxes and proceeding with knowledge, so as not to improperly blame an animal, the National Mammal/American bison, for my mistakes.

Frasier Bison L.L.C.
SOUTH DAKOTA
 
Bison get a paint job in order to count the bulls
KEVN Black Hills Fox
With over 900 bison in the entire park, keeping track of the mobile creatures is pretty difficult. "The paintball gun is just a way to mark them. As we are ...

VIDEO
Where the buffalo roam: Seeing bison up close caps trip to Badlands
Herald-Whig
INTERIOR, S.D. — What took place along the jarring 5-mile stretch of gravel road should have been the highlight of a trip into Badlands National Park.
 
See a bison roundup in South Dakota; how to get a free sixth year of Global Entry
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The American bison is magnificent to observe. On Sept. 28, the public is invited to South Dakota's Custer State Park to hear the thunder of hoofs and ...

They had me surrounded at the border. The border of Wind Cave National Park and Custer State ...
National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)
That geyser-rich national park in northwestern Wyoming might be known as the bison capital of the National Park System, but here in southwestern ...
WYOMING

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) -
 A North Dakota man is bringing his prizes bison calf to Wyoming for a cause. Ernie Fischer, owner of the Bar 33 Ranch near Mandan, ND is bringing Donut the Bison to Terry bison ranch. The female bison will stay there to acclimate to the climate of Wyoming until she is sold at an auction in November.

 

VIDEO OF DONUT, THE HEIFER CALF
UW Hires Professor in Animal Movement, Migration Ecology
University of Wyoming News
Understanding of Wyoming's unmatched big-game migrations will be advanced ... Merkle's doctoral research is concentrated on bison in Prince Albert ...
 
Anderson: All Wyomingites agree – people are weird about bison
Casper Star-Tribune Online
When a visitor was arrested for harassing bison and a few other strange behaviors earlier this month, nobody, but nobody, in Wyoming felt bad for the ...
 
A visit to Cheyenne won't disappoint if you're seeking the Wild West in all its glory
Lexington Herald Leader
We did cross the state line as it neatly bisected the Terry Bison Ranch, the starting point for the ride, and the second largest bison ranch in Wyoming, ...
OREGON

Our beloved Helen is back in the news.
A Lonely Guarded Blind Bison Finds a Best Friend in a Young Jersey Cow at an Oregon Sanctuary  For three years, a blind bison named Helen was at the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary in Scio, Oregon without making a single friend. The guarded bovine was nervous around other animals and while she was living in a safe environment, it looked like Helen was doomed to a lonely existence. In February 2017, however, 
OKLAHOMA
 
The bison's roar: All's fair in summer love, and war, on the Tallgrass Prairie
Tulsa World
In the relative quiet, a hiss accompanied the passing of dozens of giant furred American bison through tall grass, along with the crunch of grasses and ...



 
MONTANA
 
On National Bison Range, questions surround planning process for its future
The Missoulian
The 18,800-acre Bison Range was carved from within the Flathead Indian Reservation in 1908, an act that former Tribal Council Chairman Vernon ...


HELENA — Until conditions reach that stage where it is necessary to sacrifice everything in order to conduct the war, the Bureau of Biological Survey is opposed to opening the game refuges of the country to domestic livestock, writes Edward Nelson, chief of the bureau, to Secretary Charles D. Greenfield of the State Council of Defense, concerning the resolutions adopted by the state council asking that the Flathead bison reserve be opened. Mr. Nelson states that reserve contains 18,500 acres and not 37,000 acres as the resolutions stated. “The bison herd in this range was donated by private individuals with the understanding that they be provided with range and properly safeguarded,” he stated. “The introduction of cattle here would not only jeopardize this herd by the possibility of spreading diseases, but the general disturbance of the herd through the presence of cattle and the work of handling them would have the most detrimental effect.”
 
Work underway to save historic paintings
Valleyjournal
Marsters broke open a piece of the original plaster, and to his trained eyes, it looked like bison hair. He plans to find out if the fiber used to reinforce the material was from bison. Church documents say local materials were used in the construction of the church, so bison hair could be part of the church’s history. 
 
Guest opinion: American Prairie Reserve just as bad as Missouri Breaks Monument
Billings Gazette
The Bureau of Land Management facilitates that effort by its stated intention to approve APR's grazing leases for bison and in so doing essentially ...
 
Guest view: National Bison Range in serious peril
Montana Standard
NBR with its 4.5 staff has 18,900 acres and about 370 bison. In contrast, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, a bison range in Colorado encompassing about ..
IOWA
 
Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge celebrates annual Bison Day
Newton Daily News
Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge celebrates annual Bison Day ... Dozens of organizations such as the Jasper County Conservation, the Iowa Archaeological ...
ILLINOIS
 
Vendors Needed For 2 Elgin Public Museum Events
Patch.com
ELGIN, IL – Vendors are sought for the annual free Native American Cultural Day and Bison Blessing held in October at the Elgin Public Museum, 225 ...
 
Students glimpse Fermi's bison during intro tour
Chicago Daily Herald
A group of high school students got a feel for the lab life at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory this week during an introductory program called ...
 
The furry friends of Fermilab: Batavia's bison on science's frontier
WGN-TV
American Plaines Bison have roamed Fermilab's lands now for nearly a half century, brought in 1969 by its first director Robert Wilson. Wilson was ...
NORTH CAROLINA
 
   
Lucy The Bison Nails The Kiki Challenge At The NC Zoo!
WFMYNews2.com
Lucy The Bison Nails The Kiki Challenge At The NC Zoo! ... doing the "In My Feelings" Challenge but now add a bison named "Lucy" 
NEBRASKA
 
Area Attractions
Rapid City Journal
A Nebraska Park permit is required. ... Over 10,000 years ago, hundreds of bison were killed mysteriously at this ancient spring and no one knows ...
 
Evolution of Hunting Interpretive Talk Offered
Rapid City Journal
... the program with a discussion of post-Ice Age bison hunting techniques. ... An educational specialist from Nebraska Game and Parks will close the ...
WISCONSIN
 
Joyce Farms Expands Heritage Products to Include Pork and Bison
PR Web (press release)
“Joyce Farms heritage bison are raised on a family-owned farm operation in Wisconsin, where they roam free on 2,500 acres of prairie grasslands,” ...
CALIFORNIA
 
Research on Catalina's frisky bison wins award for CSUF grad student
OCRegister
Everyone loves the idea of bison roaming Catalina Island after being left behind after a 1924 movie shoot. But the large non-native beasts multiplied to ...


Wm. S. Hart Park | WS Hart Park Education Series | Bison Road
SCVTV (press release) (blog)
On this episode of an educational series from William S. Hart Park, Rachael finishes our hike around Bison Road and brings us to the bison enclosure.
PENNSYLVANIA
 
Bison have been roaming the range in South Park for nearly a century
WTAE Pittsburgh
There is a herd of bison in the Pittsburgh area, and they don't live at the zoo! Bison have been living at the South Park Game Preserve since the 1920s ...
NEW YORK
 
Big Chuck's “Property Pick of the Week:” Central New York Bison Farm! CNY News
Located near the Otsego/Herkimer County line, this bison farm comes with a beautiful home with vaulted ceilings, 191 acres, 7 ponds and views that ...
KANSAS
 
Finalists named for Kansas Leopold Conservation Award
High Plains Journal
Managed by Keith and Eva Yearout and owned by Turner Enterprises, this ranch of more than 42,000 acres was purchased for bison production and ...
 
Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges
Los Angeles Times
Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges .... They built large towns, raised crops, made fine pottery, processed bison on 
ARIZONA 
 
The story of Harvey Wallbanger, the racing buffalo
St. George Daily Spectrum
In 1980, that herd was attacked by poachers, leaving a 3-year-old bison calf orphaned. TC bottle-fed the calf and sheltered it in his car and, eventually, ...
 
Arizona Game and Fish accepting paper applications only for Spring 2019 hunts
Kdminer
KINGMAN – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is now accepting paper applications for Spring 2019 hunts for turkey, javelin, bison and bear ...
NORTH DAKOTA
 
Baby bison celebrates one-week birthday at Chahinkapa Zoo
Wahpeton Daily News
Nashota and Ska, bison at Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, are the proud parents of a new baby boy. Like his mother, the to-be named son has brown ...


 
Research Aims To Assure Bison's Survival in N.D. - MyNDNow.com
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND - A visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park often includes a sighting of bison. There are hundreds of ...​
 
Buffalo Museum Reports New Albino Bison Has Passed
newsdakota.com
Buffalo Museum Reports New Albino Bison Has Passed ... Born at Shirek Buffalo Ranch in Michigan, North Dakota, the buffalo was a decedent of ...
MISSOURI 
 
Missouri News: First Bison Ranch in Missouri, Awarded Leading Grassfed, Animal Welfare ...
STL.News (blog)
Ten years ago, Rowdy Mott learned about the benefits of eating lean bison meat and began sourcing from a local farmer–a relationship that eventually ..

 
MARYLAND

Finally, commissioners approved the donation of a male bison from the Trexler Nature Preserve to the Catoctin Zoo and Wildlife Preserve in Maryland.

The county is responsible for maintaining the Preserve's heard of 12 bison. In 2011 a breeding program was initiated when it sold two male bison and acquired two female bison. The mating proved successful as a male calf was born in 2013.

However, the male calf is now "coming into age and will become a challenge to the existing dominant male." This bison battle for supremacy "will cause problems for the herd." To avoid the confrontation, the county will send the younger bison to the Catoctin Zoo.

INDIANA
 
Hobart bison ranch lets guest roam with the buffalo
Chicago Tribune
When Bud Koeppen and his wife Ruth decided to start a bison farm in ... “I always quote the American Heart Association about how bison meat is rich .. Broken Wagon Bison Ranch
 
Bison escape from Steuben Co. corral
PLEASANT LAKE, Ind. (WANE) - A herd of bison broke loose from a rural Steuben County farm Sunday afternoon, and after several days, only a few still remain on the lam.

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department said several bison escaped from a fenced-in area of the Pleasant Lake Buffalo Farm at 1460 E. Johnson Lake Road, east of Pleasant Lake. Farm owner Cathy Sanders told NewsChannel 15 that 58 bison had breached a fence and were roaming on the property.  (news videos)


Same story different paper.
Aggressive wild buffalo are on the loose in northern Indiana, police warn
kfor.com
According to the police department, they are not friendly and they should not be approached. As of this morning, they are still on the loose. The bison's ...
 
   
Buffalo still on the roam
KPCnews.com
Cook's Bison Ranch, South Milford, brought horses and a corral on Monday to assist in steering the buffalo back where they belong. Cathy thanked ...
NEW MEXICO
 
Where history roamed: Carlsbad bison exhibit commemorates 'iconic' beast
Carlsbad Current-Argus

To commemorate an animal that holds a constant presence in America’s early history, the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center opened a bison exhibit this summer, which is available until Sept. 8 at the museum.

Canada
 
   
'Virtually unprecedented': Banff bison roaming free for the first time in 140 years
Calgary Herald
Not only is the reintroduction of the bison historic, Hunt said as a keystone species, bison — from their landmass to their behaviors — contribute ...
 
UW announces new professorship for animal migration ecology
Buckrail
He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, a master's degree ... Merkle's doctoral research is concentrated on bison in Prince Albert ...
 
Wildfire uncovers historical artifacts in Waterton Lakes National Park
Globalnews.ca
Lindemann added that the burnt soil has also recovered a pivotal part of the area's Indigenous history by surfacing the presence of bison, which would ...
 
Local bison expected to alter Banff
Sherwood Park News
University researchers monitoring ecosystem impacts of bisontransferred ... According to Parks Canada, bison had roamed freely in the Banff area, ...
 
Two bison bulls wander out of Banff National Park a week after being released
Calgary Herald
Parks Canada says two bison bulls have wandered out of Banff National Park — just a week after the herd became free-roaming animals. Officials ...
Parks Canada kills a bull bison that wandered away from Banff National Park
Alaska Highway News
Parks Canada says it has killed one of two bison bulls that wandered away ... Parks Canada says it continues to monitor the second bison bull that ...


 
Bison sector offers insights on using top bulls
Manitoba Co-operator
The bison industry does not utilize artificial insemination like the beef ... In its early stages, the word on breeding in the bison sector was always to run one ... Currently there is a genetic researcher in Texas who is going to sample a ...
Parks Canada captures second bison bull that wandered out of Banff National Park
Calgary Sun
Postmedia Calgary. Bulls of the Banff National Park bison herd relax in the summer sun. Photo courtesy of Dan Rafla / Parks Canada.Dan Rafla / ...
 
Bison herd officially protected on provincial land near Banff
CTV News
EDMONTON -- A plains bison herd has officially been protected as wildlife on provincial land near Banff National Park. The ministerial order by ..
 
   
Is saving species too hard?
CityNews Winnipeg
The re-introduction of bison into Banff National Park hasn't been without its challenges. It begs the question, even though we can bring species back ...
Netherlands
You could also go bison spotting. Hunted to near-extinction by the 1920s, European bison clung to survival in a handful of zoos, but now Europe’s largest mammal roams wild in one of its most densely populated regions: the Randstad.
Scotland
The owners of Scotland’s only commercial bison herd are suing the Scottish government after the animals were slaughtered on the orders of health inspectors.

Scott Shand and his wife Shelagh’s award-winning business was effectively ended by tests that suggested their herd was infected with bovine tuberculosis (TB).

The couple are pursuing a case for compensation, which could reach more than £100,000, after officials shot their 43 American bison despite their claim that they were promised a review of the decision. They received compensation of about £150,000 for the animals, but not for the loss of their business.

A source close to the couple said: “Scott and Shelagh put 15 years of their lives into that business and had it taken away in a single day in distressing circumstances.”

The couple started Caledonian Bison in 2005 and built up their herd near the town of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, before moving to Aboyne, Royal Deeside. In 2012 they won the Grampian Food Innovation Award for their products, including bison steaks, mince and burgers.

At the time of the slaughter a Scottish government spokesman said that it was necessary because of the discovery of TB in the herd. Bovine TB is an infectious disease that mainly affects cattle but can be passed to other animals, though rarely to humans.

Mr Shand, 46, now works as an electrician and Mrs Bonner-Shand, 47, is a medic. They and the Scottish government have refused to comment on the case.

Wales
Rhug Estate
Welsh farm is the first to open a drive-thru for customers
Wales247 (press release)
The farm is renowned for its quality organic meat including beef, lamb, chickens, turkeys, geese, wild bison, and Japanese Sika deer. The new drive ...
Australia 
 
Hunter bison farmer
ABC News
Do you know much about bison? They eat less grass than beef and can run really, really fast. Paul Bevan spoke to Sarah-Jane Dunford who is a ...
Tribal
Native Americans Use Fire To Hunt And Regenerate Grasslands
KJZZ
“In the case of bison hunting specifically, fire was used both to drive bison into this funnel-shaped drylands and to renew the grasslands. So, if you ...
 
Risk assessment on Yellowstone bison could delay transfer
Idaho Statesman
The park is holding 89 bison in quarantine corrals to certify they are free of the disease brucellosis before they can be transferred to the Fort Peck ...
 
Vendors Needed For 2 Elgin Public Museum Events
Patch.com
ELGIN, IL – Vendors are sought for the annual free Native American Cultural Day and Bison Blessing held in October at the Elgin Public Museum, 225 ...
 
Letters to the Editor, Aug. 12
A DIFFERENT VIEW
Anna Junker writes that resource conservation manager Bill Hunt blames European settlers for over-hunting the bison population to near extinction in North America. Probably true that 30 million bison once roamed on the plains and that bison roamed in the Banff area for 10 thousand years. Bison was also the main food source for millions of North American Indigenous First Nation Indians who were forced into war to protect their hunting lands in the U.S.A. The U.S. government gave a bounty for buffalo hides, knowing that offering the bounty would cause uncontrollable slaughtering of the buffalo. Once the Indian food source became extinct, the Indian defenders would be starved into submission. The Canadian government must have given the U.S. a blessing for ordering the buffalo slaughter, therefore, European settlers could get blamed for the rapid bison extinction. Lots of people besides European settlers killed the bison for the U.S. bounty on buffalo hides including Western hero Buffalo Bill Cody. Western history books brag about Cody slaughtering thousands of the animals but never mention the thousands of Indigenous babies that starved to death. Canada is supposed to be on a path towards reconciliation with First Nation Indians like myself, so Bill Hunt better brush up on the real history why his prized bison became extinct.
ROGER C. GOODEYE
(Some ugly days in our shared history.)
 
Name change for Quapaw Tribe - Berrey retains Chairman seat
Miami News Record
QUAPAW- The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will now operate under the name of the Quapaw Nation after the tribe's members voted 456 to 314 in favor ...
 
Tribal College Students Experience Research at SDState
Newswise (press release)
Tribal College Students Experience Research at SDState ... of a 10-year study assessing the impact of bison on the ecosystem, according to Gehring.
 
Wenk Departure Spurs Yellowstone Transition Time
Yellowstone Insider
While there's no final deal with tribal and state officials yet, Wenk says he's confident the bison will end up being transferred — and expressed plenty of ...
 
UA Anthropologist: Native Americans Used Climate Data to Hunt Bison
Arizona Public Media
UA Anthropologist: Native Americans Used Climate Data to Hunt Bison ... Maria Nieves Zedeño found ancient communities in northern Montana ...
 
After more than 20 years, healthy herd on Yakama Reservation a point of pride
Yakima Herald-Republic
Sockzehigh occasionally uses the big flatbed pickup to herd the bison he oversees in his role as a wildlife technician for Yakama Nation Wildlife ...
Legislation
 
First Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt in 40 years blocked by federal judge
swissinfo.ch
... the carcass of a bison in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, United States, ... (Reuters) - A federal judge in Montana on Thursday issued a court order ... U.S. law prohibits hunting altogether inside the park, and Montanahas ...

DVM & Business
 
Farming future – deer, buffalo and bison?
vet times
These are testing times if you are a farmer. Most live a long-term sort of life – by its very nature, farming is long term and a farmer's natural inclination is ...
 
Yellowstone's gases have proved fatal — but not to humans
Helena Independent Record
Over a hundred years later, in 2004, five dead bison were discovered in Yellowstone's Norris Geyser Basin. Strangely, the bison lacked markings on ...
 
Bison sector offers insights on using top bulls
Manitoba Co-operator
The bison industry does not utilize artificial insemination like the beef ... In its early stages, the word on breeding in the bison sector was always to run one ... Currently, there is a genetic researcher in Texas who is going to sample a ...
 
Changes to bovine tuberculosis testing announced
Country 103.9 WRBI
In order to bring cattle or bison into Indiana, the animals must meet specific criteria based on their origin and destination. For example, cattle or bison ...

 
Archaeological  
 
Wildfire Revealed Hundreds of Sites in Canada
Archaeology
Flakes from the production of stone tools, arrowheads, projectile points, and bison remains have been found, in addition to artifacts dating to the time ...
Oregon
Woodburn High School teacher Dave Ellingson and a group of professional and volunteer paleontologists and archeologists were hard at work last week digging in the ancient soil beneath Woodburn at Legion Park. “What we are trying to do here is understand the ecosystem,” Ellingson said. The area was a bog about 10,000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, full of aquatic wildlife like frogs and turtles, muskrats and beavers, water fowl, and wetland plants. There were also large mammals like mammoths, bison, giant ground sloths, sheep and horses.  Paleontology excavations at Woodburn's Legion Park uncover more bison bones, new viral DNA samples
http://www.willamettevalleypleistocene.com/whs


Florida
That's an old bison!

On May 1, 2016, just 10 feet below the ground's surface at the Old Vero Man site, archaeologists discovered what they believed were 13,000-year-old bones from an extinct species of bison.

The site, located near the county administration building, just off Aviation Boulevard near the Vero Beach Regional Airport, is one of the most important Ice Age historical sites in the world. In 1915, a fossilized skeleton was found there, and possibly was the oldest human remains found in North America.

The Great American Origins Debate: Clovis First vs Pre-Clovis
Ancient Origins
The standard school curriculum teaches that Native Americans descended from a small band of Paleo-Indian people from north-east Asia who walked ...
 
Lubbock Lake Landmark uncovering 500-year-old artifacts
EverythingLubbock.com
“We know they were butchering bison, and they were eating bisonon the site, they were carrying supplies with them since they were highly mobile ...
 
Wildfire uncovers historical artifacts in Waterton Lakes National Park
Globalnews.ca
Lindemann added that the burnt soil has also recovered a pivotal part of the area's Indigenous history by surfacing the presence of bison, which would ...
 
Charlie Lake Cave: A Gully of Buried Treasure 10500 Years Old
Ancient Origins
Animals present included an extinct form of bison, a large number of ground ... DNA research found that there were two distinct bison populations. ... other population lived in unglaciated regions of Yukon, Alaska and northeast Asia.
 
Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges
Los Angeles Times
Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges .... They built large towns, raised crops, made fine pottery, processed bison on 
Different times in ND
Minot Daily News
Saber-toothed cats, Bison latifrons and other animals that once inhabited what is now North Dakota are in exhibits of the various time period.
Scientists: Several more fossils found at Wyomingreservoir
Helena Independent Record
Scientists: Several more fossils found at Wyoming reservoir ... They include bones of a horse, bison, camel and a creature similar to a deer called an ...
Ecological 
 
METCALFE: Rewilding of the ruminants
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Few species are as iconically North American as the plains bison, once ... Alberta to northern Mexico, from the Rockies in the West to Washington City in the ... As a consequence, the plains bison has only been reintroduced to West ...
AK: Quartz Lake denizens adapt to a shrinking water level
Alaska Public Radio Network
... type of grass that grows in shallow water, preferred by moose and other big game, including the bison and elk that lived here some 5,000 years ago.
 
UW announces new professorship for animal migration ecology
Buckrail
He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, a master's degree ... Merkle's doctoral research is concentrated on bison in Prince Albert ...

Wildfire History In Our Viewing Area: Part 1Here is the first of five installments of daily blog posts above wildfire history in our area.
 
Wildfire History In Our Viewing Area: Part 2
wlfi.com... teratorns (huge vultures), camels, caribou, deer, elk, bison, etc. existed in a vast ... In Indiana & Illinois' "tidal pool", the tree has larger leaves & fruit. ... Whole, massive post oak barrens & savannas existed in southern Illinois when ...
 
Wildfires In Our Area Part 3
wlfi.com They would use fire to even trap bison for hunting by lightning a circle of ... A wildfire could start on the flat till plains of central Illinois& literally keep ...
 
Part Four of Our Series On Local Historic Wildfire Regimes
wlfi.com
Wildfire & especially bison grazing shaped the pre-European settlement ... The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department summed up prairie, barrens ...
 
'Threshold' Takes an In-Depth Approach to Exploring Niche Environmental Issues
Study Breaks
“Threshold” shares opinions from across the board on how bison and Montana's livestock coexist — or if they can coexist. Between food scarcity  https://www.thresholdpodcast.org/
 
Refuge notebook: Laying a foundcation for a biologically richer world
Kenai Peninsula Online
In the past, bison (and mammoths) might have played a role as a foundation species in much of Alaska, including the Kenai Peninsula. During the ...

Controlled burns studied as way to improve pasture
CTV News
NCC and the U of S worked with local livestock producers, using GPS collars to track cattle and bisonmovements. Meewasin Valley Authority provided ...
Misc
 
Buchanan County to host 'Hunters Lead the Way' exhibit
Cedar Valley Daily Times
The Iowa Hunters Leading the Way campaign aims to provide all the ... John Lacey in the early 1900's fought for protection of bison and other wildlife.
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The Question of Grief
John Marzluff
, an expert in crow behavior at the UW, has witnessed complex behavior by crows in the presence of dead crows, including alarm calling and gathering.

But it was the sight of bison that struck him, as they shooed him and his students away from the bones and bloody snow of one of their own that had been recently killed by a wolf.

"This was an older female, she had been trapped in there by the wolves, they had her from both sides," Marzluff said. After the bison pushed him and the students away, the bison slowly walked by the bones, one by one, in procession.

"It was wild, that suggested much more of a mourning or concerned response than what I had seen with crows," Marzluff said. "It was powerful; we all still remember it."
 

Family travel five: Buffalo billed at these venues
Roanoke Times
At the turn of the century, America's wild bison — which at one time ... viewing and natural history interpretation to those interested in a close-up view ...
 
Animals are not ours
PETA (blog)
In reality, animals were killed during its making—multiple bison were reportedly slaughtered to be used on set. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ...
 
Review: "West Like Lightning"
The Missourian (blog)
A memorandum from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California can be distributed and read in ... crossfire between squabbling settlers in Kansas, ground-pounding bison stampedes, and attacks from hostile Native Americans.
 
5 places to witness the resurgence of America's wild bison
The Columbian
At the turn of the century, America's wild bison — which at one time numbered 60 million — had dwindled to about two dozen. Strong, sturdy and ...

 

Bison Meat

BISON MARKET REPORT AUG 17 2018

NBA Member Action Alert:
Please sign our Truth in Labeling Bison Petition! (See below.)
 
Foods Can Be Endangered, Too. Here Are 9 That Need Our Protection
Modern Farmer
More than 60 million American Plains bison once roamed North America. ... Born from the Santa Clara Valley in California in the early 1900s, the ...

DNX Foods Teams with Acosta to Ramp Up Sales
Business Wire (press release)
Developed by a team of passionate nutritionists, fitness experts and culinary artisans, DNX Bars are made with grass-fed beef, grass-fed bison or ...
 
Finally, an Easy Way to See How Much Protein and Calories Are in Your Favorite Meats
POPSUGAR Australia
To help you see how much protein you're getting in your favourite meats and ... 30 grams of protein followed by duck (28 grams) and bison (27 grams).
 
Frozen, Freeze-Dried Petfood Sees Continued Growth
Pet Age
... include beef, turkey or pork dinners for dogs, as well as dry-roasted or freeze-dried treats for dogs consisting of duck feet, bison liver, chicken breast, ...
 
Global Meat Packaging Industry Industry Trend and Forecast 2025
advertisingmarket24.com
Vacuum Thermoformed Packaging (VTP). Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). Market Segment by Application. Beef. Veal. Pork. Lamb. Bison.

Shortest food chain is the healthiest food chain. Stop and think about this. When you buy a package of hamburger or frozen burgers at the supermarket, do you have even a clue where the meat in that package originated? Years ago a New York Times investigation laid it out clearly. Just one single burger from that package likely came from trimmings and cow leftovers from hundreds of different animals from several different states, processed in multiple plants by multiple companies then shipped to a single company that combines all these “meat products” into a giant vat, mixes it together and calls it hamburger. In the Times article, they document a package of burgers that contained meat from Uruguay, Texas, Canada, Omaha and other places… all in one package of burger. Thought exercise: How many human hands in how many various states or countries handled that meat from the time it was raised, through the feedlot, the killing floor, the butchering process, the grinding process, the blending process, the packaging process, the shipping process, the unpacking process, the re-packaging process?
 
   
Chow Halls May Get A Major Overhaul To Stamp Out Overweight Troops
Task & Purpose
From lean proteins like mahi-mahi steaks and bison meatloaf at the ... the University of Oregon, the high-speed college menus are serving as models ...The athlete’s table

From lean proteins like mahi-mahi steaks and bison meatloaf at the University of Nebraska to made-to-order breakfasts and recovery-focused performance plates at the University of Oregon, the high-speed college menus are serving as models for what Marines can expect to see this fall.

Yellowstone
 
Recovery for the ages: Bison went from near extinction to a symbol of West
Cody Enterprise
Wallen, Yellowstone National Park's chief bison biologist, claims the species recovery of the bison is the top achievement in American history by ...
 
   
Video extra: Man taunts buffalo in Yellowstone Park - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana
KRTV Great Falls News
Visitor are advised to always stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards away from all other animals, including bison ...
                        
   
Oregon man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at different national park
OregonLive.com
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in ...
 
Risk assessment on Yellowstone bison could delay transfer
Idaho Statesman
The park is holding 89 bison in quarantine corrals to certify they are free of the disease brucellosis before they can be transferred to the Fort Peck ...
 
Superintendent's loud exit reverberates back home
E&E News
Brenden said straying bison have trampled crops, fences and farmland and been anything but neighborly, a testament to Wenk's poor management.
 
Gazette opinion: Bison, summer crowds challenge Yellowstone
Billings Gazette
Asked what would be the biggest immediate challenge for his successor, Cameron Sholly, Wenk said “bison's going to be high on that list. Bison ...

 
Sacred Survivors Of Near Extinction (GREAT PHOTOS)
Mountain Journal
Few, if any, Americans in modern times have lived amongst wild bison as long as Steven Fuller has. For 45 years, as an inhabitant of the Canyon area ...


 
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Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship now accepting 2018 applications
Farm Forum
Westminster, CO — The National Bison Association (NBA) has announced the 2018 Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship amid ...
 
NBA Member Action Alert:
Please sign our Truth in Labeling Bison Petition!   
Westminster, CO (August 28, 2018) - North American bison producers and marketers have worked diligently over the past two decades to build a strong relationship with their customers based upon the great taste and nutritional benefits of the meat, along with sustainable practices utilized in raising the animals. 
 
Those customers, in fact, playing a key role in providing ranchers with the economic incentive to continue to restore bison to the rangelands and pastures across America. 

The American public has equated the term 'buffalo' with bison for more than 300 years. Buffalo Bill Cody, the Buffalo Nickel, Buffalo Soldiers, and "give me a home where the buffalo roam," are vivid examples of the public's acceptance of the word buffalo to describe bison.

Over the past few years, water buffalo products have entered the U.S. marketplace and been marketed simply as "buffalo." In one instance, these products are being labeled as "Wild Buffalo - Free Range." These products are being labeled and marketed in a manner that misleads consumers into believing that they are purchasing bison. See an in-depth overview of recent cases here

The National Bison Association has requested the USDA and the Food and Drug Administration immediately amend the Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book to require full disclosure and accurate labeling of any Water buffalo or Cape buffalo products in the U.S. marketplace. Under that request, those products would have to contain the full wording, "water buffalo" or "cape buffalo."

Bison ranchers have worked hard to earn the public's trust. We do not want that trust compromised by mislabeled imported Water buffalo or Cape buffalo products. Please sign our petition to the USDA and the FDA today at https://www.change.org/p/national-bison-assocoation-label-water-buffalo-as-water-buffalo-in-north-america-not-buffalo?recruiter=896663467&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition  



 
 
 

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