running of the bulls, Yellowstone style

By Jim Stanford on August 23, 2012

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Earlier this summer, three tourists were gored by bison in separate incidents in Yellowstone National Park.

This nearly makes four, or five, or six.

August will be over soon.

Enjoy.

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Utard films herself being gored by bison (July 27, 2010)

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where the buffalo roam, by convertible

By Jim Stanford on March 9, 2011

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Anyone up for a cruise down Antelope Flats?

I know, more contenders for a future Darwin Award. I guess you can get away with this sort of thing up in Canada, eh?

But I’ll take these loving folks over the insanity of the Park Service, which has rounded up about 550 wild bison in Yellowstone and is ready to slaughter them. On our dime. If only some GOP budget cutters were aware of this.

Kurt Repanshek weighs the merit of a park hunt as an alternative strategy.

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Utard films herself being gored by bison

By Jim Stanford on July 27, 2010

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Here’s the story of a Farr West, Utah, woman who videotaped a bison trampling her in Yellowstone National Park last week.

Not explained in any of the media coverage of the incident: who threw the stick at the bison, and why no charges have been pressed for harassing wildlife.

If this clip doesn’t sate your running-of-the-bulls blood lust for tourist trampling, there are much better videos on YouTube of bison attacks.

Be smart, people. Stick to the stuffed bison on the Jackson Town Square.

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a night for bison

By Jim Stanford on March 26, 2009

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Wild bison are an icon for Wyoming and America. The publicly funded slaughter of these animals by the Park Service is a national disgrace.

Wild bison are an icon for Wyoming and America. The publicly funded slaughter of these animals by the Park Service is a national disgrace.

Of all the wildlife and land management issues in our region, none is more maddening than the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Try explaining to a group of tourists that half the bison population of Yellowstone died in the winter of 2007-08, and the National Park Service was responsible for killing more than 1,600 animals. And they, the tourists, paid for it with millions of their tax dollars.

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Click to enlarge.

And the bison were killed for migrating out of the park onto public land in Montana, and testing positive for a disease, brucellosis, that’s exceedingly rare to transmit to cattle. And there are few, if any, cattle on said public land. And brucellosis is a disease originally introduced to wildlife from domestic livestock. And so on.

Buffalo Field Campaign, a group of rugged and passionate activists based in West Yellowstone, Mont., has done yeoman’s work in fighting to stop this madness.

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ding, dong …

By Jim Stanford on November 12, 2007

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ain't she lovely?The Wicked Witch of the West is done.

More than a few glasses were clinked in celebration this weekend after U.S. Rep. Barbara Cubin announced that she will not seek re-election.

Thus ends a reign of error that began in 1994 and included such lowlights as:

Endorsing the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park

Supporting a plan to sell off public lands to developers

Calling the $425 billion national deficit a “bookkeeping problem

Blaming former President Bill Clinton for the 9/11 attacks

And, of course, threatening to slap wheelchair-bound Libertarian Thomas Rankin following a 2006 debate

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