We just now got word from Helena that Montana's Fish,
Wildlife and Parks Commission voted 4-1 to CANCEL THE
BUFFALO HUNT for this year! BFC applauds Governor Brian
Schweitzer for his leadership on behalf of the Yellowstone
We're so happy about this decision, we have to say it
again: There will be NO HUNT this year! Please check
our web site for updates, as more breaking news will
Thanks to each and every one of you who applied for
a permit, wrote letters to the editor, contacted Governor
Schweitzer, and encouraged your friends and family to
do these things. And thank you again to Patagonia for
your ceaseless support. YOU ALL MADE THE DIFFERENCE
FOR THE BUFFALO!
The buffalo are not in the clear by a long shot. While
the hunt is cancelled for this year, the buffalo are
still under attack because the current management plan
that allows for the hazing, capture, test-and-slaughter
of our last wild buffalo continues. Buffalo are also
threatened with a new quarantine program and a new vaccination
program by the agencies who would foolishly attempt
to eradicate brucellosis. Very likely, plans to hunt
buffalo next year will also be underway.
Take this great news for today and give yourself a high-five!
This is the first good news that has come the buffalo's
way in a long time.
Stay with us, and stay strong.
For the buffalo,
All of us at BFC