Editorial: Allow transfer of bison to Montana reservations

"The story of Yellowstone National Park's bison has taken so many twists and turns, followed by more twists and turns, again and again, that everyone involved may be a little dizzy.

And we're not talking just about this past week when the state essentially smuggled 66 of the shaggy beasts across the state to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in order to get the jump on any legal action against the move.

We're talking about the decades of animus surrounding the animals — so long-running and convoluted that we can't resist imagining what thebison would think if they could understand the multi-level, three-dimensional tug-of-war that has taken place among humans over their future and health."

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Editorial: Bison transfer should be allowed, with conditions (The Great Falls Tribune 3/27)

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