Members from IBMP sign a winter operations plan to help reduce the current population of bison in Yellowstone

Eight members of the Interagency Bison Management Plan have signed a winter operations plan that aims to reduce the current population of 4,900 animals. The Yellowstone bison population has high reproductive and survival rates, according to National Park Service, and the 600-900 cull is necessary to offset the increase in population. The two methods IBMP managers plan to use will be through public and tribal hunting outside the park, and through capturing near the park boundary and transferring to Native American tribes for processing and distribution of meat and hides to their members. More information about the operation can be found on the National Park Service website. *Feature photo: Brigitte Werner/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news