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This is not hunting. It is slaughter.

bfc update with bad news for buffalos

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robert99 robert99 Sweden Posts: 1360
1 13 Jan 2016
We've seen a significant increase in hunting pressure just north of Yellowstone’s boundary. As snows have deepened in Yellowstone, a few hundred buffalo have migrated into the Gardiner Basin, seeking lower elevation habitat necessary for their survival. For many buffalo, instead of the life-giving grasses they require, they have found bullets. Nearly forty more of this country's last wild buffalo have been gunned down, raising the death toll to just under 100. Hunters tend to go for the biggest buffalo they can find, so in the family groups, this means buffalo mothers — with calves at their sides and in their wombs — are being killed. Calves are being orphaned and families torn apart. Most of the buffalo have been killed by Confederated Salish & Kootenai tribal members, nearly all at Beattie Gulch. Huge pickup trucks packed with hunting parties will literally park just outside Yellowstone’s boundary at the Beattie Gulch Trailhead, their occupants warm inside as they wait for buffalo to cross Beattie Gulch. This is not hunting. It is slaughter.

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