Update from the Field - TAKE ACTION!
The lands along Yellowstone's border remain quiet, with
no sign of bison migration beginning yet. This is good
news, as Montana's so-called bison hunt is set to begin
ten days from now, on November 15. BFC volunteer migration
has begun, however, and day by day more folks are arriving
at BFC Headquarters to prepare for another season of
Our thanks go out to everyone who has already sent in
comments to the Animal & Plant Heath Inspection
Service (APHIS) on their Bovine Brucellosis Program
Concept Paper. APHIS would like nothing more than to
continue mismanaging wild buffalo and elk for the benefit
of the cattle industry, but your voice will challenge
them to do otherwise. Nearly 100 comments have been
posted so far, with the overwhelming majority being
for the wild. APHIS will accept comments through December
4, 2009. You can read all about the proposal, review
sample talking points, read Buffalo Field Campaign's
official comments, and TAKE
Please share this information with your friends and
colleagues and encourage them to speak up for the buffalo!
you have questions please contact Darrell
* Thank You for a Successful West Coast Road
A special thanks to all of the buffalo family who once
again helped spread the word to save the herds. This
fall's West Coast Road Show was a huge success.
First off, I would like to thank Good
Shield who for the last six years has dropped everything
in his life to come on tour to help the buffalo. Phoenix
AfterBuffalo also came and played all the shows
he could this year and has confirmed again for next
year. Our newest helper and mentor is the visionary
Jensen, who also committed to another show next
year. Also a big thanks to Sampson and Krista for their
help year in and year out, thanks for always being there.
A big hearty thanks to the following people for making
the Road Show a success: Nikiya, Laura, Sundog, Amber,
Cove, Jasper, Tony, Suzanna, Frank, EARC, Sheila, Linda,
Tony, Monica and Kingman. I'm sorry if I forgot your
name but I truly am thankful to all who help us save
the buffalo in any way.
I am planning a month long show next year Going from
Washington to California and back up to Montana through
Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Idaho. Please
feel free to contact
me if you would like to set one up in your community
With the Buffalo,
* Letters to the Editor ~ Write On for the Buffalo!
Yesterday, a long-time buffalo advocate, Joe Gutkoski,
had a great Letter to the Editor published in Montana's
Billings Gazette. You
can read it here.
Use your pen or keyboard to reach hundreds, thousands
and perhaps millions of people with the buffalo's story
by submitting a buffalo-friendly Letter to the Editor
for publication in your favorite paper. Published buffalo-friendly
letters win you a FREE
For tips and newspaper contact info click
When your letter is published, send a copy with paper
name and date published, along with your t-shirt size,
to Stephany at bfc-media"at"wildrockies.org,
or by mail to BFC-Media, P.O. Box 957, West Yellowstone,
* BFC Stainless Steel Water Bottles Make Perfect
Buffalo Field Campaign has teamed up with Klean Kanteen
to offer these special, eco-friendly and healthy water
bottles to our supporters. The bottles are printed with
BFC's "Let Buffalo Roam" logo and proceeds
from their sale go directly to our frontlines work to
protect the bison.
U.S. residents can order them for just $25 including
shipping and handling. To view the bottles and to place
an order, please click the link below.
* When filling out
the order form, please verify your shipping address
even if it is the same as your credit card billing address.
A LET BUFFALO ROAM WATER BOTTLE
* Last Words
"We're responsible not only for what we do, but
also for what is in our power to stop."
~ Derrick Jensen, from his powerful and stunning book
"A Language Older Than Words"
Do you have submissions for Last Words? Send them to
Thank you all for the poems, songs and stories you have
been sending; you'll see them here!
* Kill Tally
AMERICAN BISON ELIMINATED
from the last wild population in the U.S.
2008-2009 Total: 22
2008-2009 Slaughter: 3
2008-2009 Hunt: 1
2008-2009 Quarantine: 0
2008-2009 Shot by Agents: 2
2008-2009 Highway Mortality: 16
2007-2008 Total: 1,631
Total Since 2000: 3,702*
*includes lethal government action, quarantine, hunts,