Anti-Bison Legislation Defeated

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Legislators opposed to the recent progress on wild bison restoration in Montana made 14 separate attempts this year to legislate wild bison out of existence in the state. And - thanks in great part to extensive outreach from Defenders, our members and our tribal partners - 14 times they were defeated, giving wild bison a more secure future in their native home on the Great Plains.

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