Yellowstone Seeks Information on Illegal Bison Shootings

March 18, 2014

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2014 14-012

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Yellowstone Seeks Information on Illegal Bison Shootings

Yellowstone National Park is asking for the public’s help in identifying who was responsible for illegally shooting and killing three bison inside the park last week.

Park rangers determined the bison were likely shot between the evening of March 13 and morning of March15 alongside the road in the Blacktail Plateau area of northern Yellowstone.

A reward of up to $5,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the crime. Anyone with information is requested to call the Yellowstone National Park Tip Line at 307-344-2132 .

The Lacey Act and the Code of Federal Regulations strictly prohibit the killing or removal of any animal from inside Yellowstone. This includes animals shot legally outside the park that cross into and die within the park boundary. Taking and removing any animal parts, including shed antlers, is also prohibited.

Violators are investigated and aggressively prosecuted, and are subject to penalties including fines, restitution, and the forfeiture of vehicles, equipment and personal property associated with the violations.

http://www.nps.gov/yell

Photo Copyright Jim Robertson

Photo Copyright Jim Robertson

6 thoughts on “Yellowstone Seeks Information on Illegal Bison Shootings

  1. This happens because the hunting laws are so liberal in the area. If they can kill the famous Yellowstone wolves without trouble why not a couple bison? They figure no harm no foul .. The politics of hunting in this are has been do blurred the folks have no reason not to kill all they see, especially by a road .. Reap what thee sow …
    Stop killing the Wild !

  2. “Violators are investigated and aggressively prosecuted, and are subject to penalties including fines, restitution, and the forfeiture of vehicles, equipment and personal property associated with the violations.” But not, apparently, any jail time.

    Poachers in national parks in some African countries are subject to shoot-to-kill penalties. But then I guess those are just Africans.

  3. Pingback: Bison and they said never again | END Trophy Hunting NOW

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