JACKSON, Wyo. – Wildlife officials say nearly 30 percent of Jackson Hole’s 850 bison were harvested during the 2013-14 hunt, which ended last Sunday.

By the time the five-month-long season came to a close, 234 bison had been reported killed to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. That total – which could still increase a bit as the last reports come in – is the highest in five years.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that’s a sizable step toward managers’ population objective of 500.

A 2007 plan for Jackson Hole’s elk and bison herds called for reducing bison numbers in the valley to 500 by 2022. A smaller population is desirable because it will bring the herd size more into alignment with natural forage production on the National Elk Refuge, where the bison also winter.

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Bison eat resources that should be going to elk. That said, it seems as though we should kill them all. Sound familiar wolf haters?


Now that sounds like some progress. Keep up the hunt.


I agree !!!

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