Tuesday, January 18

Is Schweitzer buffaloing us with his Bison Plans?

Sarpy Sam is spot on in his analyis of the Governor's newly announced plans to make the Yellowstone Bison herd brucellosis-free by depopulating Yellowstone of its sick animals.

Every report I have read on this situation since the late 1980s has indicated that the bison contract brucellosis from elk. The elk herd in Yellowstone carries brucellosis. I am far from an expert on the subject, but I would like someone to explain why the bison in the park will not just re-contract the disease from the Yellowstone elk herd.

Or does the Governor have a plan for the Yellowstone elk, as well?

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