The Killing Fields

Herring, Hal
February 2006
High Country News;2/6/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p8
The article focuses on the efforts of Mike Mease and the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) to protect the last surviving species of buffaloes at the Yellowstone National Park in Montana. Mease have devoted his life protecting buffaloes from hunters, however, buffalos are killed when they wandered off the National Park. Buffalos were rounded up and slaughtered due to fears of an bruscellosis outbreak. The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks have supported the hunting of tagged buffaloes. BFC volunteers document what happens to buffalo at the hands of hunters and the state Department of Livestock through video recording. He relates his experience regarding the way the buffalo hunter handled its target.


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