Editorial: Bison hunt is no better than slaughter
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The Billings Gazette calls on Montana state senators and Governor Judy Martz (R) to reject a proposed hunt on bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park.

The hunt would hurt the state's image, paper says, noting that the killing of "an animal already marked for extermination" is national news. "We submit that the circumstances of Yellowstone bison being available for shooting outside the park simply don't qualify as 'sport hunting,'" the paper says.

All seven Indian lawmakers in the House voted against the SB395 but it was passed after some modifications last week.

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Gazette opinion: Bison 'hunt' would hurt state's image (The Billings Gazette 4/9)

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The Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative -
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Yellowstone National Park -

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