The outcry against Montana DOL’s slaughter plans probably had something to do with this bit of good news.
What DOL should really do is delay the slaughter permanently because there are are no cattle west of the Park near West Yellowstone. The Horse Butte (former) grazing allotment was bought out by a conservation group, and the Forest Service formally closed the allotment (a rare thing). The purpose was to settle this conflict, yet DOL didn’t buy into the bargain, and so it goes on and on.
Bison slaughter postponed. By Jan Falstad. Billings Gazette.