Read Public Comments from Glasgow Bison Meeting


Though not without its moments of tension, comments from what was a productive bison “scoping meeting” held a few weeks back in Glasgow have now been published by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  The agency is looking into how the state should manage the species and whether or not a free-roaming herd should be established.  To get more details on the Glasgow meeting, please read “Glasgow Bison Meeting Starts with Walk-Out Protest.”  Other meetings were also held throughout the state and those comments will also be posted on NorthernAg.NET when they are made public.

Here are some of the comments received in Glasgow:

  • How are they going to test the buffalo (disease)?
  • How are we going to know if they are going to stay genetically pure?
  • Who’s truly going to benefit from a huntable herd of bison?
  • Leave us alone.
  • How much Block Management will we lose if we anger the ag community?  (This idea is discussed in our story “No Hunting Until Montana FWP Says No Bison.”)

CLICK HERE to see the rest of the comments.

Although the public scoping meetings are now done, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be taking public input through 5 p.m. on June 25, 2012.  All of the comments are part of the initial development of an environmental impact statement that will examine the future of bison in Montana as wildlife.  To submit your coments, email them to or send the hard copy to MT FWP Bison Plan Scoping, ATTN: Arnold Dood, 1400 South 19th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59718.  These comments will too be made available publicly after the comment period closes.

© Northern Ag Network 2012

Haylie Shipp


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