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Bison Gain Ground in Montana

March 19, 2012:  61 genetically pure bison were relocated from a quarantine facility outside Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in eastern Montana.

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Bison Return to Fort Belknap

August 23, 2013: 34 bison are relocated from Fort Peck to Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in eastern Montana to start a second wild, tribally-managed herd. 

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August, 2013 - With a long wait over and the legal challenges past, Defenders finally helped relocate more bison onto tribal lands, a wonderful step towards restoring these iconic creatures to the Great Plains.
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June, 2013 - The Montana Supreme Court lifts the injunction that prevented Yellowstone bison from being relocated to tribal lands.