Originally Posted by §PideŽ
"This is a bison reduction program, a bison management program, where you set population objectives and try to harvest the excess," Sax said. "We need the essential management tools of bison reduction where necessary."
Reduction programs are an essential part of wildlife management. I don't know all the details in Montana but I can tell you that the Elk #'s in Colorado are booming. If it wasn't for the hunters in conjunction with the Colorado Division of Wildlife there would be alot of Elk suffering from disease or starving not to mention certain areas of the habit take a beating that are essential to other animals.
The people that are protesting any type of Bison hunt in Montana should be protesting "Poachers" not hunters. Any hunter is operating under the rules of their DOW and in effect is helping the Bison. It's the Poachers that kill illegally that are the real problem.