Bigger Buffalo Hunt: Montana increases bison permits nearly three-fold

If you dream of bagging a bison, your chances of drawing a permit just got considerably better. Last Thursday, Montana's wildlife commissioners decided to increase the number of licenses to hunt bison that wander into Montana from Yellowstone National Park to 140, almost triple the number allowed last year. While hunters applaud the move, at least one group opposed to the hunt is making threats: "If you want a public relations nightmare, I think you're moving in the right direction," said Dan Brister of the Buffalo Field Campaign. The 2006-2007 season will run from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15, and licenses will cost $75 for Montana residents and $750 for nonresidents.
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