lots of years ago you could put in for bison tags $500 on a special draw if i remember right shootem when they came out of the park and it generated money for FWP, now I was wondering if FWP gets any money for the bison to help defray the mangement cost
280, they might be getting ready to do it again. Check this out,
Senate Bill 395, sponsored by Montana Republican Sen. Gary Perry, would direct the Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) to allow a hunting season for bison that leave Yellowstone National Park. The DOL would authorize the hunt, says spokesman Marc Bridges, while the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) would oversee it.
FWP Director Jeff Hagener says he envisions a fair chase hunt where hunters would be allowed to hunt by themselves and shoot whichever bison they choose.
The DOL already manages bison that leave the park with the primary purpose of hazing them back into the park or removing them, which can include shooting and killing them. The DOL manages bison because the animals are known to carry brucellosis, a disease that can also infect cattle and could hurt the cattle industry.
280=== WHO would ya pay? Right now ya just go get the ones you want. Do it right and no one complains.
Once they are outa the park they belong to whomever has possession of them. No agency wants to have any responsibility for them at all, that might change in the future.
I believe the ones the DoL gathers up now go to a slaughterhouse for processing and then distributed out to other state deals...schools, prisons, etc. Once those avenues overload then the DoL will prob have auctions to sell the different parts, in the past they sold the meat by the half, the skulls and the hides either seperate or in lots. I think before a pile of 30-40 skulls sold for $100 or less.. I don't remember the F&WP were involved except as rubberneckers.