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Bison - Back Where They Belong


Bison - Back Where They Belong

Early in the Covid-19 epidemic, I visited the Bison Range on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana. But the bison didn't get the memo about social distancing.

A trio of bull bison - each a ton on the hoof - fed on bunchgrass. I watched my son's eyes grow wider as one of the bulls approached our truck, as if it might want to rub off its winter coat on the fender.

Not long ago, the Bison Range visitor center would have given my family a history of the place by focusing on Theodore Roosevelt, America's 26th president and founder of the National Bison Range. Now, that story is...

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