Officials say hunters saw a big increase in the number of harvested animals during this year’s bison hunt outside Yellowstone National Park.

From this story in the Missoulian:
Hunters have killed more wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park this year than they have in decades. Driven by strong participation from Native Americans, roughly 250 bison have been killed after leaving Yellowstone for low-elevation winter range in Montana. Tribal and state officials said Friday the hunt results should provide some relief for the park’s burgeoning population of the animals.

According to the story, state-licensed hunters took 37 bison during the state season, while tribal hunts conducted under treaty rights are ongoing through the end of March.