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JANUARY 2016


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Now see, I wondered who the buffalo was on the nickel. Now you can read what I found on http://allaboutbison.com/buffalo-nickel/


I asked several Native American vendors, but no one had a clue. Not to split hairs, but a buffalo is not necessarily a buffalo. It is a bison.



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

STATE, COUNTRIES, TRIBAL, LEGISLATION, MISC. ECOLOGICAL
, FOOD & RECIPES , YELLOWSTONE AND ASSOCIATIONS   (as the news comes in)
OREGON
 
 
 
The birth of more than a dozen animals including American bison, Roosevelt elk and caribou calves, bighorn sheep lambs, deer fawns and a moose ...


 
TEXAS
 
 
 
There are 16 different species on the property, including elk, zebra, eland, American bison, Asian water buffalo, mouflon and blackbuck, along with ...


The bison meat had been hidden to help supply his desperate march, but it was so rancid someone did the sensible thing and killed some more ...
 
 
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RFD-TV) - Bison once numbered in the tens of thousands in America. By the late 1800's there were less than a thousand buffalo ...
NEW MEXICO
 
 
 
This majestic bison grazing at the Ladder Ranch is among Ted Turner's herd of more than 50,000, the world's largest private herd of North American ...
COLORADO
 
 
 
But while Rau and Harlan stopped to gaze at the woolly bison and made sure to shut the gate that enclosed them, their real interest was piqued by the ...


 
 
 
20 in Denver will have the opportunity to test their bison knowledge. ... money at the annual National Bison Association Junior Judging Contest.


With consumer demand continuing to fuel strong retail bison meat prices, the 81 head of quality animals scheduled to be auctioned as the National ...
ILLINOIS
 
 
 
A hungry bison searches through the snow Monday morning at Nachusa ... The bison can be viewed only from roadsides and fence perimeters, ...


 
 
 
Since the bison arrived at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in October, ... American bison arrive at the Forest Service's Midewin National Tallgrass ...

Jan. 22, 1891 • The American bison is nearly extinct, and many a farmer has regretted the fact, because it has cut off the supply of “buffalo robes” with which he was wont to protect himself from the winter’s cold when obliged to be on the road. If reports from Illinois are correct, states the American Dairyman, a substitute, having all the advantages of the original article, has been found in the hides of the Galloway and Angus cattle.

 
 
 
New fencing to accommodate a third bison at Lords Park Zoo is among the projects that could move forward in Elgin after the long-awaited release of ...

 
 
 

NORTH DAKOTA

A bison roaming at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. ... Winter is bison auction season, and this one on the Cannonball Ranch in ...
 
 
 
There, the North Dakota State University Bison face off against the Jacksonville State University, Alabama, Gamecocks for the Football Championship 


Winter is bison auction season, and this one on the Cannonball Ranch in North Dakota is one of the biggest in the country. The auctioneer, Greg ...


Last month, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the National Bison Legacy Act, legislation Hoeven introduced with Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.
 
 
 
The Bison was knocked off its base sometime Saturday night. The owner found it standing upright in a parking space next to where he's supposed to ...
 
IOWA
 
 
 
Almost three years ago, a bison roaming the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa was struck by lightning and not expected to survive. But the ...
WYOMING

Here are eight animals to hunt during Wyoming winters, and several animals ... The hunting season for bison begins in the middle of August and runs ...


Bison hunting in Jackson this season has been an exercise in frustration. Those lucky enough to draw a tag have spent months peering through ...
 
 
 
Most months of the year, the elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mule deer, antelope, bison and other creatures are widely dispersed throughout Grand Teton ...


 
 
 
Ryan Ellis, a hunter from Casper, waits as his father Roger Ellis speaks with National Elk Refuge deputy manager Cris Dippel after a succesful bison ...


Grasses and other ungulate edibles on the National Elk Refuge continue to be plentiful enough to satisfy naturally foraging elk and bison, managers ...

 
 
 
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department has announced that applications for wild bison are open Feb. 1-29 for resident and nonresident hunters for ...


Recent counts have found about 7,000 elk and 400 bison using the refuge, ... to start the feeding season is made collaboratively with the Wyoming Game and ... To give the ruminants time to adjust to an alfalfa diet, elk and bison will ...
INDIANA

Chamber director Samantha Bobbitt said area schools will be given the opportunity to submit designs for the bison that is part of the Bison-tennial ...

The celebration also includes a public art project in conjunction with United Way agencies across the state to decorate large bison statues, with at ...

 
MINNESOTA

 
 
 
As settlers established territory, bison were killed off and they nearly ... have been genetically crossed with cattle DNA, and are managed for meat.


 
 
 
Finding Minnesota: Minneopa Bison At Minnesota State ParkWhen our ancestors first came to this land, it's estimated that between 30 and 60 million ...


 
 
 
“In all of this moving around and running into each other, there's probably a lot of gifting and exchange: 'We just killed a bunch of bison, here take ...


The letter made the ridiculous suggestion that deer, elk and bison ought to be extinct by now because of wolves. Area hunters will tell you the ...
 
 
 
Take a snowshoe trek around the bison range to see how the herd, the first ... Resources is contributing to the Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd.
IDAHO

 
 
 
A young bison from the Wahpeton Chahinkapa Zoo is serving as the mascot ... The 60-inch, nearly 1,500-pound bison named Corso was set to be in ...
UTAH

 
 
 
They are also free from Brucellosis, a disease which effects cattle and bison. ... American Bison in the Henry Mountains of Southern Utah, date not ...
MICHIGAN
 
 
 
The bison enjoyed tossing the trees up into the air with their horns, while the arctic foxes and wolverines were more curious about the pine smell.
MAINE


The Bison Project at Hackmatack Farm raises all natural 100 percent grass-fed bison. All of their buffalo meat is hormone- and antibiotic-free.
Southern Plains Pointers: Jan 2016

  Successes, Failures &Taking Responsibility

  Tis the season in which we find out about our management, our handling and our bottom-line validation in raising and producing bison. I am not home much this time of year and am privileged to watch, and be part of, many operations in the process of evolving as proficient bison operations and managers.  It is my sincere hope that all the good folks I help – continue to fail… Let me explain.

  We tend to listen to advice given by those with great successes. I think most would agree that Bill Gates would fall into the category of ‘successful’. He famously conveyed, “It’s fine to celebrate success, but (!) it is more important to heed the lessons of failures”.  There are tricks to raising bison, and the number one trick is to embrace your failures, as yours, and analyze the scenario, then move forward with corrections.  The scenarios may include conception rates, handling success, and body score and general health of the herd.  Recording weights each year is a great way to ascertain the general health of adult bison – which requires working them – which requires smooth bison works. Everything is linked including the health of the habitat, also called a farm or ranch, provided for the bison.

  Personally, I consider the animals under my care my responsibility and guests. I provide for their needs and there stay, including as much comfort and consideration as I can. As a stockman, I was taught that this axiom is the most profitable. As a person, it has everything to do with my reputation with others in business and myself in the mirror. It’s busy-busy this time of year. Slow down once in awhile and ask not (!) what your bison can do for – but what you can do for them… :)
 
Frasier Bison L.L.C.
MONTANA
 
 
 
Bison once owned the Musselshell Valley. But it was here, in about 1888, an unknown person killed possibly the last wild bison in Montana. The valley ...


 
 
 
Riverside Middle School students pet Pishkun, a female bison, as part of the Our Montana Inc. "Back to the Future with Lewis and Clark: Technology ...

 
 
 
Two weeks ago, the State of Montana made history when Governor Steve ... This is huge, huge, huge news, and it's a giant step forward for bison ...


 
 
 
 
One week later, a less widely hailed development unfolded for bison in eastern Montana as the Bureau of Land Management proposed granting the ...


The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has sent a letter to Vinita Shea, Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management in Malta protesting the ...

 
 
 
The state's largest agriculture group says allowing bison to graze on the 13,000-acre Flat Creek Allotment “is a step toward establishing a wild bison ...

 
 
 
Two bison cows and one calf were wounded during the Montana bison hunt ... Bison hunters here in Gardiner gather at Beattie Gulch, just over the ...

 
 
 
Matt Elvbakken, the man hired to kill the 900-pound bison, is wearing camouflage rubber boots, a camouflage t-shirt, and a camouflage baseball cap.
 
 
 
 
He was referring to a request by the American Prairie Reserve to switch from seasonal grazing of cattle to yearlong grazing of 385 bison on a ...
ALASKA
 
 
 
These days, livestock ranchers in the Matanuska Valley are raising everything from American bison to Tibetan Yaks for consumers who want to know ...
INDIANA (A Must Watch :) )
 
 
 
According to the Red Frazier Bison Ranch in Indiana, apparently this female managed to flip the ring over he rhead, thus getting trapped.


The wildlife of Indiana has changed as has its natural features. It's hard now to visualize herds of bison once roaming our Hoosier prairies or elk in the ...
 
MASSACHUSETTS 

The bison used their trees as back scratchers before rolling them down the slope at the edge of their enclosure. Unsold Christmas trees are not the ...
NEW YORK
 
 
 
About a dozen farmers in Suffolk currently raise livestock for meat production — cattle, bison, sheep, pigs, goats, rabbits and poultry. But lack of a local ...

 
 
 
One of the first tests I did with our prototype V.R. camera was leaving it in the path of a herd of wild American bison. When I viewed the result through a ...
NEBRASKA

In May 2015, fossil bones from a large prehistoric bison were unearthed near Arnold. Just a few weeks ago, more specimens from the large mammal ...

 
 
 
The Crane Trust already had 45 bison from a Crawford ranch they introduced to the Shoemaker Island area just over a year ago. The group had been ...


The Crane Trust bison herd wanders the prairie Friday on Mormon Island. The Crane Trust expects to move part of the herd to a prairie near the Crane ...
OREGON
 
 
 
... Animals of the Great Plains," examines the similarity between the wildlife that still exists in the African grasslands and the American bison, antelope, ...


 
 
Mammoth bones were dug up during construction of the Valley Football Center near one of the end zones, the school announced Tuesday. Bison and ...
KENTUCKY

Added to the native bison were the ones from the prairie lands of Illinois that traveled across Hoosierland to reach the large salt licks in Kentucky.
LONG ISLAND

“There aren't enough animals right now,” said Dee Muma, who raises about 200 bison on North Quarter Farm in Riverhead. Muma said she drives her ...
KANSAS

The ranch has been operating since 1980 by Vernon and Angela Base and features more than a dozen buffalo, or bison. “I count 16 out there,” said ...
ARIZONA
 
 
 
But if it is attached as a rider to must-pass legislation like a budget, then hunting bison in Grand Canyon National Park might no longer seem so trivial
SOUTH DAKOTA
 
 
 
Cole Blom, of Yankton, is one of 15 permit holders for a non-trophy bison bull in Custer State Park this year and enjoyed the first day of the season ...
 
 
NEW MEXICO

“Another bison looks at him with sympathy,” James said. “What he's saying is that we sometimes play a role in the bison's experience of death.”.
Canada

Remember this?
 
4) Bison surprises Dryden, Ont. couple in their home, scares cats ... The bison escaped from a nearby ranch and wandered into the yard, Sandy ...


 
 
 
Our first issue of 1966 served as a companion guide to a five-day television short course called “This Business of Farming,” which was a joint project of ...


 
 
 
Yukon wildlife officials are warning hunters against shooting bison that are wearing tracking collars, after an incident last week. Conservation officer ...


 
 
 
The bison patty melt ($18) that landed in front of Hina offered toasted rye bread sandwiching minced Alberta bison embraced by molten Sylvan Star ...
Romania
 
 
 
Two of the bison released in Romania's Tarcu Mountains have been killed by a pack of stray dogs, according to WWF Romania organization.

 
Poland

By Victoria Potonya: In winter, the rare European bison are outside the reserve in search of food. Pushcha giants are frequent visitors of fields/ People ...
Tribal
 
 
 
(2) Capturing bison near the park boundary and then transferring them to Native American tribes for processing and distribution of meat and hides to ...


In reading about the Plains Indians who followed the bison herds it seems that ... Following in the footsteps of our Native American brother, many of us ...

 
 
 
Today, despite their acknowledgement that the Yellowstone bison ... ownership/management of property, and the unique American species that rely ...


 
 
 
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park wants to transfer hundreds of wild bison to an American Indian reservation in northeastern ...


 
 
 
Meat and skins will then be distributed to Native American reservations. Since the 1980s, 8,200 surplus park bison have been removed, 6,300 through ...


 
 
 
In addition, tribal and tribal housing leadership has leveraged federal ... development right next to the tribal bison range in remote Nambe Pueblo.


 
 
 
We also have a food truck in partnership with a native American urban group,” ... “Animals are the easy part as they are still there, like bison and rabbit.


The site was a bison meat, marrow and hide processing area of the Upper ... of the Plains" were on display at Overland Trail Museum's History Cafe.

 
 
KivaSun Foods, a Native American owned company, launches a line of antibiotic free, no added hormone bison jerky. As athletes and active ...

 
 
 
“This was my first bison hunt, and from what I was imagining, was all these bison just standing out in a field, waiting to be harvested (shot); but, to my ...


 
 
 
He said the tribe is also looking at moving its bison herd to the Tract B area, but that may take a while. He added that bighorn sheep on tribal land ...
Legislation

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet co-sponsored the National Bison Legacy Act, which passed unanimously in the Senate in early December.
 
 
 
EQC objects to Bullock's bison management plan ... “We've seen it before where Texas and Illinois and Iowa and other places that feed out our cattle ...


Idaho did set at the table with the other Western States which have ... The Carrier Pidgeon, The American Bison, on and on, Hunters mowed them ...
 
 
 
... related to export health certifications, tests, and treatments and instead directs exporters of horses, cattle (including American bison), captive cervids, ...


 
 
 
“Bob played a crucial role in the protection of these dwindling symbols of Kansas, and American, history,” Lusker said, adding the number of bison in ...


 
 
 
They provide revised conditions for the interstate movement of cattle, bison ... USDA APHIS has proposed changing rules regarding bovine TB and ...

 
MISC.

... years ago, the aptly named Titanothere is believed to have roamed the Great Plains of modern-day Nebraska in herds as vast as American bison.
 
 
 
"The native American actor I was working with was eating raw bison flesh the entire day during rehearsal, and [then] they gave me this red gelatinous ...

 
 
 
In reference to the now-infamous raw bison liver scene, Mears not only stated the liver would be "fine to eat" but would, in actuality, "be very important.

 
 
 
 
... Cubist depiction of a slaughtered bison. The incongruous image conflates modernism and 19th-century depictions of indigenous peoples. The bison ...


 
 
 
Every member gets a vote in bison herd discussions of where to go next, and any ... bison (These forest-dwelling bison are smaller than their American ...


 
 
 
Many zoos, the Bronx Zoo, were created with an eye toward saving the American bison. Today, zoos have no choice but to adapt, or they won't survive ...

 
Ecological 

 
 
 
This includes getting a count on a bison herd, monitoring an endangered species of flowering plant, checking on water tables, and bringing nature to ...


The refuge is a place to restore the once Iowa covered tallgrass prairie and oak savanna ecosystems, and a herd of around 75 bison and 25 elk can ...

 
 
 
Program will be "Bird Response to Bison Grazing at Nachusa Grasslands" by speaker Dr. Jeff Walk, Director of Science for the Illinois Chapter of The ...
Food and Recipes 
 
 
 
A signature dish at Ted's Montana Grill created by chef Karen Averitt. The restaurant chain also uses this chili to top Bison Nachos. This is a simple, ...



The American bison is the largest land mammal in North America, and there are 340,000 bison across the continent. Buffalo is a source of protein, ...

 
 
 
Epic's meat products are made from vegetarian-fed, humanely treated, antibiotic- and hormone-free animals. Chicken, bison, beef, pork and turkey are ...


 
 
 
She said cooking lean meats doesn't have to mean sticking with chicken, turkey or fish. She said meats like buffalo, bison and elk offer a leaner option.


 
 
 
The dinner menu at Affäre is more elaborate, offering several more choices — the entree list also includes Westmoreland bison sauerbraten with ...


 
 
 
Buffalo Chips Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Fort Walton Beach as well as The Craft Bar in Destin both offer a bison burger. The Craft Bar offers a ...


 
 
 
Most of the smoked meat options can be ordered in various between-bread formats, and specialty sandwiches like a Bison Burger ($10), a Catfish ...


 
 
 
MIDTOWN EAST — Ostrich and bison burgers are coming to Turtle Bay. The Queens-based chain Bareburger is looking to open a franchise of the ...


 
 

 
Buffalo Chophouse's bison ribeye was served with a side of mashed potatoes, creamy spinach, and sautéed medley of portabella, shitake, and oyster ...


 
 
 
There's a caribou hot dog with a purple-pickled sauerkraut, beer mustard and a pretzel role, as well as a bison burger. The Bacon and Eggs appetizer ...


 
 
 
For starters, try the buffalo carpaccio appetizer: loin meat from a Colorado bison that is lightly smoked, then sliced paper thin and served with crunchy ...


 
 
 
Some of those new experiences include the introduction of uncommon proteins, including rattlesnake rabbit sausage in the rattlesnake stew and bison ...


 
 
 
Seasonal winter menus have a Western flair with Rocky Mountain Elk, Northwest Steelhead with Idaho caviar and Bison Short Ribs, $11-$30. Take 


Representing the Panthers on my menu will be a pulled pork slider and representing Denver will be grilled bison sliders. In North Carolina, the home ...
Yellowstone


Gov. Steve Bullock's proposal to tolerate Yellowstone Park bison outside park boundaries in Montana year-round is historic. And now it merits the ...

State, federal and tribal officials have agreed to a more flexible goal for how many Yellowstone bison will be killed or taken elsewhere in an effort to ...

 
 
 
Last year, public and tribal hunters removed 216 bison from the area around Gardiner while 700 were captured and sent to slaughter, the meat and ...


 
 
 
Members of the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) have signed a winter operations plan that aims to reduce the current population of 4,900 ...


 
 
 
Steve Bullock has announced a change of policy promising to open hundreds of thousands of acres adjacent to Yellowstone National Park to bison ...


 
 
 
Yellowstone National Park announced this week that the Interagency Management Plan calls for the culling of 600-900 bison. The current Yellowstone ...
 
 
 
The effort to save bison as a species launched the modern American wildlife conservation movement more than a century ago, and Yellowstone's role ...


 
 
 
Despite Gov. Steve Bullock's recently announced plan to allow Yellowstone National Park bison more freedom to roam in Montana, the members of ...


 
 
 
All of a sudden, an impressive herd of bison emerged from the trees right in front of the car. Searra, 12, began wildly snapping photos on her Nikon ...


 
 
 
There are two ways IBMP managers will decrease the population: using public and tribal hunting outside the park, and capturing bison near the park ...


 
 
 
The purpose of a quarantine program for Yellowstone bison would be to ... bison to cattle; reduce the need for shipment of bison to meat processing 


 
 
 
The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks brought about 90 bison to the Fort Peck Reservation in 2012. The animals had been kept in a ...


 
 
 
This 15-year plan has been arbitrarily construed simply to appease the nearby Montana cattle ranchers and to feed their fallacies of these bison ...


 
 
 
It comes as Yellowstone administrators plan to kill up to 900 bison this winter through slaughter and hunting to reduce the size of the park's herds.


 
 
 
“There were a lot of new things there,” Hodges said, before talking about seeing grizzly bears, American bison, moose and how park officials manage ...


 
 
 
Bison Quarantine Open House Planned February 8, 2016 ... from bison to cattle; reduce the need for shipment of bison to meat processing facilities to ...


 
 
 
According to this morning's update from Buffalo Field Campaign Outreach, 120 genetically distinct and valuable bison from the nation's only ...


 
 
 
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1OTFoT8 ) that people can access the sounds — which include the bellows of bison, the bubbling of mud pots ...



 


PLANS Are UNDERWAY For The WILDROSE CONVENTION The Kinsmen Centre - Ponoka, AB
March 18, 2016 AND The WILDROSE BISON SHOW 

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 December 4th report: www.canadianbison.ca
Click for previous months' / years' reports
 National Bison Association 


20 through 22 at the 21st Anniversary National Bison Association ... has discovered the great taste and nutritional attributes of all-natural bison meat.”.


The team is coached by Randell VonKrosigk, Sterling, Colorado. ... The bison judging program was started by NBA member and Stratford, Oklahoma, ...
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