Four More Bison Trucked to Fort Peck Reservation


According to Cory Swanson, one of the attorneys representing ranchers and others in a suit against Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP), four more bison were being trucked to the Fort Peck Reservation even after a temporary restraining order was granted on Thursday. 

A “Notice to the Court” was filed by Swanson outlining that there were notified after noon on Thursday that four more bison had been shipped from the Corwin Springs quarantine area to the reservation.  In response to phone calls and attempts to get the truck(s) turned around, the Defense Counsel “responded that FWP was unable to do that because the truck(s) were under the control of Ft. Peck Reservation personnel and/or federal employees of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and that FWP did not have the authority or control to turn the truck around.”

To read the Notice to the Court, CLICK HERE.

To see the Temporary Restraining Order granted Thursday morning, read “Bison Temporary Restraining Order Granted.”


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Haylie Shipp



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