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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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April, 2014 - A Montana court finally determined that the wild bison of Yellowstone, an animal that has roamed the continent for millennia, are indeed wild animals. This legal distinction has great value for the future of bison restoration.