Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge grazing buyout offered

World Wildlife Fund and the National Wildlife Federation offer a voluntary buyout-

Wildlife refuge grazing deal sought. By Karl Puckett. Great Falls Tribune.

Cattle and wildlife have been in conflict since this eastern Montana refuge was created in the 1930s.

Info about the Refuge.

Update 7/9/09: Livestock Groups Denounce “Cash-For-Grass” OfferAP

New York Times editorial: Elk Hunting in the Badlands

This may or may not be precedent setting, but it would allow public hunting in a national park. This is forbidden except in Grand Teton NP.

Editorial. New York Times. Elk Hunting in the Badlands