The 600 temporarily captured bison eat about 6 tons of hay a day-
For whatever the real reason Montana’s Governor Schweitzer spared the bison captured at the northern boundary of Yellowstone Park, most folks on this forum were pleased. The bison do eat a lot of hay and, of course, the feeding increases the chance they will return next year, although they don’t seem to like being penned.
It’s interesting that the Park Service has not ruled out killing the 40% of the bison who tested positive for brucellosis. The pointlessness of this harsh action has been pointed out many times.
Captive bison eating Yellowstone National Park’s stockpile of hay. By Brett French. The Billings Gazette |