Ranchers Oppose Yellowstone Bison Relocation

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Ranchers are voicing concern about plans to relocate some Yellowstone Park bison to Indian reservations in Montana and Wyoming.

The ranchers are worried about the animals’ history of carrying brucellosis, a disease that causes domestic cows to miscarry.

“There isn’t anyone up here who wants it. It’s a cockamamie idea, and it’s an experimental deal,” said John Brenden, a Scobey rancher and legislator. “I don’t like anybody experimenting on us.”

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