Another Bison attack

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  1. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    There are still way too many bison in Yellowstone
    The park system has managed them like cattle .
    And it was a joke thinking wolves would control the bison population .
    April my wife and I watched a wolf den the bison just walked by, and when a bison got close to a wolf the wolf moved
     
  2. fishnfool

    fishnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    :scratch Predatory behavior is almost always situational and calculated. Apex predators like wolves aren't mindless killing machines always on the hunt...especially when when it comes to dangerous prey (like bison) and their young.

    Watch any film of Africa and you'll see plenty of instances of lions moving away from, yielding to, or outright running from cape buffalo and elephants. And you'll also see instances of lions killing cape buffalo...and even elephants.
     
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    seiowa Elite Refuge Member

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  4. Steve Borgwald

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    I gave her only a 3.5.
     
  5. Dean Nelson

    Dean Nelson Moderator Goose Hunting/North Dakota Moderator

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    Technically speaking the Sioux word for buffalo is Ta. Tonka is a separate word simply meaning big. Thus how the toy trucks got their name.
     
  6. twall

    twall Senior Refuge Member

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    I was out there in 86. I remember seeing people walking out to get closer to the bison. The bison were about 1/2 mile from the road with no cover to protect you from them. It is amazing more people don't get themselves killed out there.

    Tom
     
  7. fowlwhacker

    fowlwhacker Elite Refuge Member

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    These are large wild animals and the risk has and will continue to be there if you get to close. So how close is to close? Parents need to be responsible and keep close tabs on their kids. Heck, I wouldn't trust getting close to some domestic bulls. This type of stuff will continue with folks wanting to get too close to wildlife in hope of a close view or picture. I frequently ho back to the statement "you can't fix stupid with some folks".
     
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  8. darkvibe

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    7/10. Good hang time but she didn't stick the landing.
     
  9. fishnfool

    fishnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    BTW...intersting article on bison in the latest Popular Science issue regarding an angle most people don't even consider:

    Are we killing off all the wild buffalo that still know how to roam?
    Most of the bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park are fair game.
    https://www.popsci.com/wild-buffalo-conservation/
     
  10. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Shoshone its "bozheena"
    Far from it,.. some that roam are killed.

    Yellowstone isnt the great plains, its just a huge park.
    It doent matter the game,.. all of the large animals are impacted.
    There is a movement to move grizzlies bears to Cascade National Park. Few people and remote and in part traditional habitat Bears could hibernate well in the winter and thrive in the summer and early fall. But the morons forgot that the bear use to drop thousands of feet of elevation in March to find food,.. which is now houses and populated private farm ground.
    Yeah lets have a roundup and migrate some bison along the western Minnesota through Iowa and over to Oklahoma,.. lets see how that goes over with farmers and towns people
     

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