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Weekly Update from the Field November 9, 2006
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* Update from the Field
* Gold Lake Benefit Dinner for BFC in Honor of the Last Wild Buffalo
* Channel G TV Showcases BFC Footage from the Field!
* Last Words

* Update from the Field

Dear Buffalo Friends,
All remains quiet in the field for the moment. We are relishing the peace because in less than a week, Montana's canned bison hunt will begin. Like last year, BFC will maintain a presence in Gardiner as well as West Yellowstone. We will bear witness for the buffalo and tell their story.
Please consider making a secure donation to BFC today to help keep us on the front lines with the buffalo. Mail your donation to the address at the end of this update or click here to make a secure donation over the web: https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?id=1807
As you know, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) expanded the bison "hunt" for this year, issuing 140 permits to kill Yellowstone bison, as opposed to the 50 issued last year. Some tags are for the West Yellowstone area, and some are for the Gardiner area. Some are for bulls or cow/calf and some are specifically for cow or calf. View the breakdown by going to the BFC press release issued this summer:
http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/media/press0506/pressreleases0506/080306.html.

If there's good news, it's that this canned hunt was organized by wildlife managers who didn't implement knowledge of bison migration habits. Some gunners will definitely come away empty-handed. Maybe that's what it will take for hunters to finally understand that until there is significant year-round habitat, until wild buffalo establish a viable, resident population throughout the state, until the Department of Livestock is stripped of authority, and until Montana honors the buffalo and respects them as a native wildlife species, the "hunt" is not only unfair, unethical, and unjust, it's plain WRONG by any definition.

The Yellowstone buffalo are America's last continuously wild herd and number fewer than 4,000 animals. Their once vast numbers have been reduced to less than .01 percent of their historic population. They are genetically and behaviorally unique, yet with such a small population, threatened with wanton government destruction year after year, the last wild buffalo are in real danger of an eventual collapse. Wild buffalo are essential to the health of grassland ecosystems, they are the icon of the American West, and they represent a profound sacredness to First Nations People. Wild buffalo deserve protection and respect, not cruelty and indifference. They deserve to be honored, not persecuted. The land hungers for their return. When the land teemed with millions of buffalo, they gave of themselves freely. We now live in a time when we must give back to them.

Please continue to call, write, fax and email Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer. Insist that he take real and positive action for the last wild buffalo and encourage Montana to co-exist with these gentle, shaggy giants who have walked this land for over ten thousand years.
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, State Capitol, Helena, MT 59620-0801
Phone: 1-406-444-3111 / Fax: 1-406-444 5529 / Email: BrianSchweitzer@mt.gov

Thanks to each and every one of you who continue to be a strong voice for the last wild buffalo!

Roam Free,
~Stephany
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* Gold Lake Benefit Dinner for BFC in Honor of the Last Wild Buffalo
For the second year in a row, Colorado's Gold Lake Mountain Resort will hold a benefit dinner for the Buffalo Field Campaign in honor of the wild Yellowstone buffalo. Gold Lake invites you to join them on Thursday, November 16, 2006, at 6:00 pm, for an elegant evening of exquisite locally grown and organic foods prepared by their talented chefs. BFC video footage from "Where the Buffalo Roam" will be shown to highlight the issue. There will also be live music and a silent auction featuring local artists, therapists and businesses. This is sure to be a spectacular event and it's all for the Yellowstone Buffalo!

For more information call Felicia at 303-459-3544 or visit
http://www.goldlake.com/Buffalo%20Field%20Campaign%20Benefit.html

Special thanks to buffalo warrior woman Justine Sanchez for helping to organize this event! And huge thanks to Gold Lake Mountain Resort for being a positive force for the buffalo! Justine will give an interview on KGNU Radio tomorrow morning (Friday, 11/9) at 8:15 AM. Tune in online by going to: http://www.kgnu.org
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* Channel G TV Showcases BFC Footage from the Field!
We are very pleased to introduce an exciting project spearheaded by Channel G TV. Channel G is a non-profit organization that produces short format documentaries for distribution on television, the Internet, at film festivals and other video outlets. They help raise awareness and funding with their incredible project presentation showcases. Channel G TV learned about the Buffalo Field Campaign and let us know they wanted to help. So, we sent them our video footage along with lots of information, and they put together an incredible film that is sure to make buffalo activists out of just about anyone! Okay, maybe not the DOL. Channel G has a goal of raising $25,000 for BFC with this video project. Please help us help them help us!
View the film at http://www.channelg.tv/distinct_project.php?project_id=1. Please share this link with others! The video 'streams' so it may take a little time for slower computers. In the near future, BFC will be able to provide DVD copies of the film.

The Channel G BFC film will also be showing at these film festivals:
~ The Artivist Film Festival, this Saturday, November 11, 2006, in Los Angeles, California
http://www.artivist.org
~ The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, January 12-14, 2007, Nevada City, California
*Sponsored by Patagonia; BFC reps to attend
http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/

Many thanks to Channel G's Michael & Casey for creating this great piece to help the last wild buffalo!
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* Last Words
"You can't talk about an animal without referring to its habitat and this is especially true when trying to manage the survival of an animal. Habitat is the key to fish and wildlife management in Montana."
~ MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) web site


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