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  • Beyond Bison Burgers: Around Yellowstone, The National Mammal Is Local Cuisine

    06/11/2016 12:21:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | June 9, 20167 | CLARE LESCHIN-HOAR
    Like the other 4 million or so visitors expected to wander around Yellowstone National Park this summer, we had come to see the bison. And we found them. Hulking, shaggy, majestic, nose-down nibbling on fresh spring grass, their tails swishing. At our safe and respectful distance, my family stood quietly in awe. And then, being the good, nature-loving Americans that we are — we were suddenly starving. Finding America's newly minted national mammal on menus in and around Yellowstone and its national park neighbor, the Grand Tetons, is an exercise in easy. We knew there'd be a mountain of buffalo...
  • I saw the baby bison that tourists tried to rescue. Here’s what you don’t know...

    06/08/2016 2:55:09 AM PDT · by raybbr · 63 replies
    WashingtonPost.com ^ | 6/7/2016 | Deby Dixon
    GARDINER, Mont. — I met the bison calf that took a ride in an SUV early one evening as I drove west in Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley, past the pullout known as “Picnic.” The late afternoon sun on a stormy landscape provided the light that we photographers dream of for shooting gorgeous mountains in the distance and wild animals on the horizon. I spotted the calf near the road and all alone. It was crying out and seemed to be looking for its mother, but no other bison was anywhere close by. Instantly, I knew three things: The calf...
  • Ancient Humans, Dogs Hunted Mastodon in Florida: Early Dogs Helped Humans Hunt Mammoths

    05/16/2016 2:29:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Discovery News ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jennifer Viegas
    The geology of the site, as well as pollen and algae finds, suggest that the hunter-gatherers encountered the mastodon next to a small pond that both humans and animals used as a water source, the researchers believe. Waters said that the prehistoric "people knew how to find game, fresh water and materials for making tools. These people were well adapted to this environment. The site is a slam-dunk pre-Clovis site with unequivocal artifacts, clear stratigraphy and thorough dating." Another research team previously excavated the site and found what they believed were dog remains, so dogs "would most likely have been...
  • Bison calf that Yellowstone tourists put in car out of concern ends up euthanized

    05/16/2016 5:01:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 100 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 16, 2016 | AP
    A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare could not be reunited with its herd and had to be euthanized, park officials said Monday as they reasserted the importance of avoiding wildlife
  • Woman says Yellowstone tourists put baby bison in their car because it was 'cold'

    05/15/2016 10:47:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 62 replies
    s f gate ^ | 15 May 2016 | K Dowd
    Karen Richardson of Victor, Idaho was visiting the scenic park last week when she saw a man and his son roll up to a ranger station with a baby bison in the back of their SUV. "They were demanding to speak with a ranger," Richardson told EastIdahoNews.com. "They were seriously worried that the calf was freezing and dying."
  • Tame, housebroken half-ton bison for sale by Texas owner

    05/15/2016 8:37:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    A family in Texas have made a decision to put their house trained pet Bison up for sale. "She is like a precious huge dog herself", the listing said. "She leaves this airspace of safety between you and her. She's very cognizant of you as a smaller person". "I mean, she comes in the house". She soon realized, "I tried to live the dream but I just couldn't do it. It was too big a dream". "She was featured in the children's bookHeaven is for Animals by Nancy Tillman". She added that Bullet moves with grace like a dancer. It...
  • Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bison Bones in Vero Beach

    05/14/2016 11:55:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    Florida Atlantic University ^ | May 11, 2016 | Gisele Galoustian
    The bone was found below a layer that contained material from the Pleistocene period when the last ice age was thought to have occurred. The archaeologists identified the bison using an upper molar, which is thought to be representative of a Bison antiquus, a direct ancestor of the American bison that roamed North America until it became extinct. Because bison was a grassland-adapted animal, nearly 100 percent of their bones disintegrated after death unless they were preserved in some way. "This finding is especially significant because of the meticulous documentation that has been involved," said James M. Adovasio, Ph.D., principal...
  • Bison coming 'home' to Montana Indian reservation

    03/27/2016 12:23:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Yahoo / Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2016 | AP
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Descendants of a bison herd captured and sent to Canada more than 140 years ago will be relocated to a Montana American Indian reservation next month, in what tribal leaders bill as a homecoming for a species emblematic of their traditions. The shipment of animals from Alberta's Elk Island National Park to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation follows a 2014 treaty among tribes in the United States and Canada. That agreement aims to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions once roamed. "For thousands of years the Blackfeet lived among the...
  • Uncovering the mystery of very early humans in New Mexico

    03/20/2016 5:57:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | March 18, 2016 | Karen Wentworth
    Shaggy, heavy-shouldered bison... made a tempting target for the hunters who walked the empty landscape between 9,000 and 13,000 years ago. The bison were attracted to a lush landscape west of Socorro, New Mexico where wetlands created by mountain runoff stretched across hundreds of acres. The hunters were attracted to the bison... At Water Canyon Dello-Russo and his collaborators have found spear and/or atlatl (throwing stick) points from the Clovis people, who hunted here more than 13,000 years ago, from the Folsom people who hunted here more than 12,000 years ago, from the Cody Complex hunters who butchered bison and...
  • Bison named Sparky survives being struck by lighting

    01/11/2016 9:54:08 PM PST · by Daffynition · 50 replies
    News96.5 ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Samantha Jordan
    If bison had 9 lives, Sparky has used up eight of them. This lucky bison is a resident at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa and managed to survive being struck by lightning in 2013. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Interior, Sparky's prognosis wasn't good and they weren't sure he would survive. "But he proved us wrong!"
  • Bison attacks woman who was trying to take selfie with it in Yellowstone Park

    07/22/2015 10:42:36 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed July 22, 2015 | Jethro Mullen
    Visitors to Yellowstone Park seem to be having trouble taking in the message that it's not a good idea to get too close to the wild bison that roam the wilderness. The latest person to find out the hard way is a 43-year-old Mississippi woman who tried to take a selfie with one of the hairy beasts near a trail on Tuesday. She and her daughter turned their backs to the bison, which was about 6 yards away, to take a photo with it, according to the National Park Service. "They heard the bison's footsteps moving toward them and started...
  • 11,500-Year-Old Bison Butchering Site Discovered in Oklahoma

    06/10/2015 3:13:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Western Digs ^ | June 8, 2015 | Blake de Pastino
    A stretch of floodplain in northwestern Oklahoma, already known for its profusion of prehistoric hunting sites, has turned up new find: a scatter of butchered bison bones dating back nearly 11,500 years -- extending the evidence of bison hunting in the area by centuries, archaeologists say... Together, these artifacts lend new depth to the already ample record of ancient hunts -- including three bison-kill sites that are even older -- in a region of the southern Plains known as the Beaver River complex... The latest find was made on a narrow bench of land between two arroyos by Carlson's colleague,...
  • Earliest domesticated horses dated 5,500 years ago

    03/06/2009 8:59:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies · 567+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Thursday, March 5, 2009 | Randolph E. Schmid
    To Hell with AP.
  • Second Yellowstone Visitor Injured in Bison Encounter

    06/03/2015 1:15:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/3
    The sheer size and wildness of Yellowstone National Park's signature bison provide a magnificent subject for camera-toting tourists. But officials caution visitors not to come within 25 yards of the animals, noting that they are unpredictable and able to sprint three times faster than people can run. A 62-year-old Australian man who ventured to within 3 to 5 feet of one bison was seriously injured Tuesday when the animal charged and tossed him into the air several times, park officials said in a statement. This is the second such incident within weeks. A 16-year-old Taiwanese exchange student was gored by...
  • All buffalo shot and killed (Herd loose in Albany NY)

    04/24/2015 4:31:36 PM PDT · by rey · 69 replies
    Times Union ^ | 24 April 2014 | Bob Gardinie
    All 15 bison that roamed across a section of town for the past several hours were shot and killed by family members who owned the animals Friday. The center of attention was at a creek off of Willowbrook Avenue as authorities tried to round up the herd that escaped from a farm in Rensselaer County, crossed the Hudson River and bolted across the state Thruway. One of the hunters — "hired guns" — appeared to have a heated exchange with Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple after the gunfire started and was taken into custody. Apple said he was concerned about...
  • When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

    01/27/2013 9:08:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 35 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Feb 2013 | Guy Gugliotta
    Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists For much of its length, the slow-moving Aucilla River in northern Florida flows underground, tunneling through bedrock limestone. But here and there it surfaces, and preserved in those inky ponds lie secrets of the first Americans.For years adventurous divers had hunted fossils and artifacts in the sinkholes of the Aucilla about an hour east of Tallahassee. They found stone arrowheads and the bones of extinct mammals such as mammoth, mastodon and the American ice age horse.Then, in the 1980s, archaeologists from the Florida Museum of...
  • Complete 9,000-year-old frozen bison mummy found in Siberia

    11/09/2014 2:17:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | November 06, 2014 | Anthony Friscia
    Many large charismatic mammals went extinct at the end of the Ice Age (approx 11,000 years ago), including the Steppe bison, Bison priscus. A recent find in Eastern Siberia has uncovered one of these bison, literally, frozen in time. The most complete frozen mummy of the Steppe bison yet known, dated to 9,300 years before present, was recently uncovered in the Yana-Indigirka Lowland and a necropsy was performed to learn about how this animal lived and died at the end of the Ice Age. The Yukagir bison mummy, as it is named, has a complete brain, heart, blood vessels and...
  • West US cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    07/27/2014 1:48:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | July 24, 2014 | unattributed
    For the first time in three decades, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming is 85 feet (25 meters) deep and almost impossible to see until you're standing right next to it. Over tens of thousands of years, many, many animals—including now-extinct mammoths, short-faced bears, American lions and American cheetahs—shared the misfortune of not noticing the 15-foot-wide (4 meters) opening until they were plunging to their deaths. Now, the U.S. Bureau...
  • Prehistoric animal remains discovered in U.S.

    08/09/2014 12:18:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    abc 25 wpbf ^ | 8-9-2014 | By Jareen Imam
    The cave is cool and damp -- prefect for preserving prehistoric remains, Meachen says. "It's like a refrigerator in there, and probably has been for 20,000 years," she said. "Some of the bones we're finding there have collagen in them. That is where you could get the ancient DNA." The scientists saw bones falling out of a part of the cave, and decided to start digging there. "That was the fossil layer," she said. "There is so much to dig. We have two more years for funding that we can be out there, so we are going to try to...
  • Wyoming cave dig unearths bones of ancient horses, cheetahs and bison

    08/09/2014 2:33:26 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 8, 2014 5:23pm EDT | LAURA ZUCKERMAN
    (Reuters) - Scientists excavating an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare trove of fossils of Ice Age mammals have unearthed hundreds of bones of such prehistoric animals as American cheetahs, a paleontologist said on Friday. The two-week dig by an international team of researchers led by Des Moines University paleontologist Julie Meachen marked the first exploration of Natural Trap Cave at the base of the Bighorn Mountains in north-central Wyoming since its initial discovery in the 1970s. Meachen said the extensive excavation that began late last month uncovered roughly 200 large bones of animals like horses that roamed North America...
  • A 7,000-year-old find awaits detailed analysis [ Minnesota bison kill site ]

    11/20/2008 5:34:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 473+ views
    West Central Tribune ^ | Monday, November 17, 2008 | Tom Cherveny
    Too often, Janet and LeRoy Peterson have heard the tell-tale sounds of screeching tires and, soon after, a rap on their door. Another motorist has just discovered that the natural terrain around their river valley home makes a natural funnel for deer, the Petersons told members of the Indian History Hunters at a Nov. 4 meeting in Willmar. Some 20 years ago, the Petersons discovered that Minnesota's first inhabitants had this all figured out at least 7,000 years before the first car-deer crash. Except it wasn't 100- to 200-pound whitetail deer that brought Minnesota's first people to the Peterson's three-acre...
  • Fears of Volcanic Eruption as Bison Seen Fleeing Yellowstone Park (Video)

    04/02/2014 11:48:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-2-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A number of bloggers are posting video of animals fleeing the Yellowstone Park this week. Some believe this may be a sign of an imminent volcano eruption. [video] The Epoch Times reported: A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed...
  • NCAA: #12 North Dakota State Beats #5 Oklahoma 80-75 !!!

    03/20/2014 7:28:47 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 44 replies
    3/20/14 | self
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  • Ancient bison allows scientists to travel back in time - 9,000 years

    03/04/2014 8:01:25 AM PST · by Renfield · 22 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | 3-1-2014 | Anastasia Longinova
    Exclusive pictures show autopsy on a four year old bison preserved in ice since ancient times. The autopsy, conducted on 27 February 2014, is understood to be the first in the world on a 9,000 bison, and it could provide vital scientific information. The creature was found in exceptional condition in July 2011 by Yukagir community members in the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia, where mammoth remains were also found. This bison, dating from 9,000 years ago, was located on the shore of a lake in the north of Ust-Yana district. The body became visible after a part of...
  • Man lucky to escape with his life after provoking one-ton bison into ramming him against fence

    03/29/2013 8:34:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2013 | Anthony Bond
    They are pictures which show exactly why it isn't wise to taunt animals which are much larger and more powerful that you. When this enormous one-ton bison was going about its daily basis in Antelope Island State Park in Utah, a rather foolish man decided it would be a good idea to provoke it.
  • Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible [ No more endangered species! ]

    02/28/2013 7:32:53 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | Feb 28 2013 | cbslocal.com
    LONG BEACH (CBS SF) – Speaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble an extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself. Brand, who gained fame after he campaigned to have the original NASA space photos of earth published, and subsequently created the Whole Earth Catalog, said Wednesday that “de-extinction” could be used to help restore organisms and habitats damaged human activity, according to a report in the Marin Independent Journal. A team of Harvard geneticists are currently working to bring back the passenger pigeon,...
  • European Bison Return to Wild in Germany

    12/25/2012 5:19:47 AM PST · by Renfield · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 12-24-2012 | Marco Evers
    For the first time since the 18th century, the European bison is returning to Germany to live in the wild. The wisent, as it is also known, has been brought to the country by a famous prince. Although the creatures' survival is uncertain, the project has already attracted considerable attention. Info With nothing but spruce trees for entire square kilometers at a time, this managed forest isn't exactly what you would call a wilderness. Nevertheless, the forest, together with its ponds and meadows, provides shelter to many a rare species. In the forest surrounding the town of Bad Berleburg, on...
  • Photo: stare-down between photographer and grizzly

    09/07/2012 11:42:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    KXLH.com ^ | September 7, 2012
    Yellowstone National Park wolf project leader Doug Smith snapped this photo last Friday, while tracking some of the park's wolf packs from the air. Smith spotted a dead bull bison in the park's Hayden Valley, an apparent victim of a nasty encounter with another bull bison during the herd's annual rut. As you can see, a very large grizzly bear has claimed the bison carcass as his own. What you can't see, according to Smith, is the Canyon wolf pack lurking some 50 yards behind the grizzly, patiently waiting its turn on the carcass. Smith says as his pilot circled...
  • Evidence Aquits Clovis People Of Ancient Killings, Archaeologists Say

    02/25/2003 4:46:54 PM PST · by blam · 98 replies · 1,378+ views
    University Of Washington ^ | 2-25-2003 | Joel Schwartz
    Contact: Joel Schwarz joels@u.washington.edu 206-543-2580 University of Washington Evidence acquits Clovis people of ancient killings, archaeologists say Archaeologists have uncovered another piece of evidence that seems to exonerate some of the earliest humans in North America of charges of exterminating 35 genera of Pleistocene epoch mammals. The Clovis people, who roamed large portions of North America 10,800 to 11,500 years ago and left behind highly distinctive and deadly fluted spear points, have been implicated in the exterminations by some scientists. Now researchers from the University of Washington and Southern Methodist University who examined evidence from all suggested Clovis-age killing sites...
  • Dozer Driver Makes Fossil Discovery of the Century

    11/23/2010 9:21:20 AM PST · by Squidpup · 63 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews ^ | November 20, 2010 | Loren Grush
    An accidental discovery by a bulldozer driver has led to what may be the find of the century: an ice-age burial ground that could rival the famed La Brea tar pits. After two weeks of excavating ancient fossils at the Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado, scientists from the Denver Museum of Natural Science returned home Wednesday with their unearthed treasures in tow -- a wide array of fossils, insects and plant life that they say give a stunningly realistic view of what life was like when ancient, giant beasts lumbered across the Earth. Since the team’s arrival in mid-October,...
  • Boy finds 5,000-year-old bison skull--Now called 'Bradford Bison'

    12/11/2005 5:55:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies · 1,012+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 12-11-05 | Mike Miller
    A Prairie du Sac youngster, exploring the Wisconsin River bottom because he couldn't play high-tech games, made the archeological find of the year in Wisconsin when he unearthed an ancient bison head and horns. "It is one of the best finds of the year, if not the best," state archeologist John Broihahn said of the find, which he determined was the head and horns of a Bison Occidentalis, at least 5,000 years old. And it is now officially known as the "Bradford Bison," in honor of Joshua Bradford, 7, who made the initial discovery. Josh was on an outing with...
  • Scientists: Bison in Illinois earlier (aren't you relieved?)

    09/03/2005 7:17:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 681+ views
    South Carolina homepage (thestate.com) ^ | Tue, Aug. 30, 2005 | Associated Press
    The discovery of bison bones in Peoria County proves the animals were in Illinois about 1,700 years earlier than previously thought, according to scientists. Radiocarbon dating confirmed a group of eight bison died at a site along the Illinois River around 265 B.C., said Alan Harn, an archaeologist with Dickson Mounds Museum. Until the dating tests, scientists did not have evidence of bison in Illinois before 1450... Archaeologists also found two partial deer skeletons and two partial elk skeletons near the bison, Harn said.
  • One White Buffalo To Get Sacred Name; Death Of Another Still Stirs Anger

    07/27/2012 4:46:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | July 27, 2012
    Hundreds of Native Americans are expected to gather Saturday at a former dairy farm in Goshen, Conn., to hold a sacred naming ceremony for what they hope is a rare white buffalo. Mark Herz from NPR member station WSHU catches up with the story for All Things Considered in a report due to air later today. As he says, the calf's DNA still needs to be tested to confirm that he truly is a white buffalo — "or bison, as they are more properly known." But, "test results or no," many Native Americans are planning to be there tomorrow. To...
  • Hershey Park Bison Shot to Spare Drowning (Pennsylvania)

    09/09/2011 12:02:24 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 37 replies
    NBC Philadelphia.com ^ | September 9, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    Two bison trapped at a Pennsyvania zoo were shot to spare them from drowning in rapidly rising floodwaters. Officials at Hersheypark's ZooAmerica defended the decision as the most humane choice, though critics blasted it. The one-ton animals were trapped in their pen as waters surged from Tropical Storm Lee. Zookeepers could not evacuate them, though they managed to save other animals. "Unfortunately, no one could anticipate a weather event that went from inches of rain to feet of flooding in a matter of a few short minutes," the zoo said in its statement. "Faced with the prospect of watching the...
  • Rare white buffalo calf named in special ceremony

    06/29/2011 6:09:27 PM PDT · by NYTexan · 50 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | Jun. 29, 2011 | LINDA STEWART BALL
    GREENVILLE, Texas — Thousands of people came from miles around Wednesday to see and honor a legend in the flesh - the white buffalo born in a thunderstorm on a northeast Texas ranch. The rare white buffalo calf, regarded as sacred by Lakota Sioux tradition, was honored with Native American prayers, religious songs and the solemn smoking of a pipe in a special naming and dedication ceremony at the Lakota Ranch in Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. Flag-flying patriotism, a steady Native American drum beat and scorching heat provided the backdrop for the spiritual event that drew about...
  • Grizzly versus Bison: the rest of the story (Photos)

    10/30/2010 2:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies · 2+ views
    KRTV.COM ^ | October 29, 2010 | Drew Trafton
    The man responsible for snapping the dramatic photographs of a bison being chased by a grizzly bear has surfaced, providing sister station KTVQ in Billings with more pictures and the end to the tale.Alex Wypyszinski had just dropped off his wife at work and had a few hours to kill one morning last April.Wypyszinski says he likes to spend his free time in the morning snapping photos of wildlife in the park.Of course, he usually has to search the animals out.NEW PHOTOS BELOWIt all started when he was driving in the Fountain Flats area, located between the Madison Junction...
  • Girzzly Bear vs. Bison on Montana Road

    10/30/2010 11:22:59 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 32 replies
    3 KRTV.COM Great Falls, Montana ^ | 10/30/2010 | Drew Tafton
    "I thought it was a horse and carriage," said Wypyszinski. "That was the kind of noise that I heard." By the time he turned around, the two fuzzy brown images were racing quickly toward him. Wypyszinski pulled out his camera quickly, thinking he was going to catch two moose racing down the highway. He quickly learned he was mistaken. "I thought I was having a hallucination or something," said Wypyszinski. "I couldn't believe what that buffalo looked like."
  • Bison rancher lets animals inside

    07/12/2010 9:10:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 2+ views
    .upi ^ | July 12, 2010
    GRANDVIEW, Manitoba - An 80-year-old Canadian bison rancher says people have come from around the world to see his prized animals , which he allows to roam around his house. Henry Makinson, whose farm is located about halfway between Grandview and Roblin in Manitoba, said he sold a female for more than $48,000, more than five times the price of an average bison, because of the beauty and health of his animals, the Winnipeg Free Press reported Monday. Markinson said his bison, which perform tricks, including a conga-like dance, for rodeos and over events, are allowed to roam his one-room...
  • Bringing bison back to North American landscapes

    03/02/2010 7:08:12 AM PST · by decimon · 49 replies · 681+ views
    University of Calgary ^ | Mar 2, 2010 | Unknown
    University of Calgary wildlife biologists involved in American bison international surveyThe next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original range, including the Canadian Rockies; but for this to happen, more land must be made available for herds to roam free, government policies must be updated and the public must change its attitude towards bison, according to a new international study on the species co-authored by University of Calgary experts. The publication released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, American Bison: Status Survey and Conservation Guidelines 2010,...
  • Yellowstone bison going to Turner's ranch

    02/02/2010 5:12:55 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 537+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 2 | MATTHEW BROWN
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Billionaire Ted Turner is getting 88 Yellowstone National Park bison from a faltering Montana program that was supposed to put the disease-free animals on public or tribal lands. The animals were spared several years ago from a periodic slaughter of bison leaving Yellowstone because of worries about animal disease. They are now in a joint federal-state quarantine compound in southern Montana's Paradise Valley but could be moved to Turner's ranch within weeks, state officials said Tuesday....Turner will care for the animals for five years and in return wants 75 percent of their offspring.... Turner, founder of...
  • SD Town Finally Rid Of 44 Tons Of Rotten Meat

    10/04/2009 4:46:17 PM PDT · by Abathar · 12 replies · 744+ views
    ap/theindychannel.com ^ | 10/4/09 | CARSON WALKER
    BRIDGEWATER, S.D. -- Behind the freezer doors at a meat plant mysteriously abandoned by its owner, the 44 tons of bison meat managed to hold its own for months, masked by the brutal chill of two South Dakota winters. Once the power was cut and spring thaw arrived, nature took over. And enough rotting meat to fill a high school gym did exactly what you'd expect: It stank. It stank at the bank. It smelled at the law office. It reeked at the cafe. Even the jewelry store wasn't immune. Everyone in this tiny town could smell it, everywhere they...
  • SD town finally rid of 44 tons of rotten bison

    10/04/2009 1:36:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,124+ views
    hosted ^ | Oct 4
    BRIDGEWATER, S.D. (AP) -- Behind the freezer doors at a meat plant mysteriously abandoned by its owner, the 44 tons of bison meat managed to hold its own for months, masked by the brutal chill of two South Dakota winters. Once the power was cut and spring thaw arrived, nature took over. And enough rotting meat to fill a high school gym did exactly what you'd expect: It stank. It stank at the bank. It smelled at the law office. It reeked at the cafe. Even the jewelry store wasn't immune. Everyone in this tiny town could smell it, everywhere...
  • Bison Attacks California Tourist at Yellowstone National Park

    07/22/2009 5:51:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies · 2,776+ views
    KIFI ^ | July 22, 2009
    For the second time this year a tourist at Yellowstone National Park has been attacked by a bison. a 55-year-old man from Norco, California, was taking pictures of a bull bison that was wandering in the Bridge Bay Campgrounds. The two were about 10 feet apart when the bison charged. a bull bison can stand six feet tall, weigh up to 2,000 pounds and run up to 30 miles an hour. During the next several weeks they are more dangerous than usual because it's their mating season.
  • Judge orders 10 days in jail in bison slaying case

    01/28/2009 1:38:35 PM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies · 797+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 28 jan 09 | Howard Pankratz
    FAIRPLAY — A 45-year-old Texas businessman who engineered the slaughter of 32 bison in South Park last winter was sentenced today to 10 days in the Park County jail for cruelty to animals. Park County District Court Judge Stephen Groome said he would have given Jeffrey Hawn a longer jail term if he could, but he was bound by a plea agreement between Hawn's lawyer and the district attorney's office. Groome said that the manner in which the animals were killed — sometimes riddled with as many as eight bullets — left him appalled. "What I find really disturbing is...
  • Diggers find proof of old bison hunt-Hundreds of bones unearthed at site in Kentucky riverbed

    11/16/2008 9:33:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 24 replies · 588+ views
    AP ^ | 16 Nov 2008 | AP
    UNION, Ky. -- Archaeologists have dug up and will display evidence of an American Indian bison hunt that happened hundreds of years ago in northern Kentucky. Evidence at the site shows hunters killed and butchered the animals with stone tools,leaving the bones and tools behind. The bones were discovered in Big Bone Creek several years ago but left there. Staff members from the Cincinnati Museum Center and volunteers spent a week in August digging up the artifacts. Glenn Storrs, head curator for vertebrate paleontology at the center, got permission from the state to dig while the creek's water was low.Though...
  • Austin Man Due in Court for Bison Slaying ( Jeff Hawn )

    10/06/2008 8:41:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,787+ views
    (AP) -- ^ | 10/06/2008
    A software CEO from Texas accused of allowing the killing of his neighbor's bison in South Park last winter is due in court. Forty-four-year-old Jeffrey Scott Hawn of Austin has been charged with 32 counts of animal cruelty, one count of theft of more than $20,000 and a one count of criminal mischief. Prosecutors allege that he "tortured, needlessly mutilated or needlessly killed" the bison, who belonged to another rancher.
  • Ranch owner waives preliminary hearing in deaths of 32 bison

    09/12/2008 10:57:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 242+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2008 | COLLEEN SLEVIN
    A Park County rancher on Friday waived his right to a preliminary hearing and asked to enter a plea in the slaughter of 32 bison owned by his neighbor. It’s hard to find anyone here sympathetic to Hawn.
  • Hawn turns self in on bison slaying charges ( Atzlan Native Community mentioned )

    05/16/2008 6:15:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 110 replies · 691+ views
    Texas businessman Jeff Hawn was charged May 8 in the March slaying of 32 bison near Hartsel and faces one count of class 3 felony theft, one count of class 3 felony criminal mischief and 32 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, each a class 6 felony. Hawn turned himself in to the Park County Jail on May 12 and bonded out... Kobe Bryant's attorney The arrest warrant affidavit indicates that the bison had been killed over the course of a number of weeks. For instance, it states that on April 1 officers "retrieved a spent bullet from one of...
  • Noted attorney takes bison case

    05/15/2008 8:47:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 254+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 14, 2008
    The man accused in the deaths of 32 bison who strayed off his Park County neighbor's property has hired a prominent Denver defense attorney. Pamela Mackey is representing Jeffery Scott Hawn, of Austin, Texas, who was charged last week with theft, criminal mischief and cruelty to animals. Mackey previously represented ... Kobe Bryant...
  • Warrant issued in South Park bison killings

    05/08/2008 4:08:04 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 81 replies · 275+ views
    denver post ^ | may 8, 2008 | howard pankratz
    An arrest warrant has been issued for Austin, Texas, businessman Jeffrey Scott Hawn in connection with the shooting of 32 bison in Park County in March. The warrant says Hawn is wanted on one count of felony theft, one count of felony criminal mischief and 32 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class 6 felony. The bison were shot and killed on private ranches and state and federal lands about 15 miles southeast of Hartsel. At the time of the shootings, Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener said his deputies had never seen anything like it. "There are just hundreds...