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Bison Released From Stephens Creek Facility

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Date: June 11, 2007
Contact: Tim Reid, 307-344-2170

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2007    07-30
Tim Reid 307-344-2170

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Bison Released From Stephens Creek Facility


Yellowstone National Park released 52 bison from the Interagency bison capture facility at Stephens Creek on Sunday morning, June 10. The bison had been captured on Friday by the Montana Department of Livestock outside the park’s western boundary, and shipped to the facility near Gardiner. 

Rangers opened the gates to the facility and the bison moved southward and farther into the park. Rangers on horseback guided the herd around roadways and developed areas until they reached the Blacktail area east of Undine Falls.  

Bison hazing operations are continuing this week on the west side of the park.


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Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.