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  • Yellowstone
  • The second incident occurred July 1, when a visitor encountered a bison while hiking the Storm Point trail in the Yellowstone Lake area. (nps.gov)
  • These are the third and fourth bison encounters in Yellowstone National Park this summer. (nps.gov)
  • The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock) announced today that they will begin preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new plan to manage a wild and migratory population of Yellowstone-area bison, while minimizing the risk of brucellosis transmission between bison and livestock to the extent practicable. (nps.gov)
  • Comments may also be mailed or hand-delivered to the Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, Bison Management Plan, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190. (nps.gov)
  • wolves
  • Park regulations require visitors stay at least 25 yards (23 m) away from all large animals - bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes and at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves. (nps.gov)
  • tolerance
  • The preliminary alternative concepts primarily differ in terms of bison abundance, bison tolerance outside of the park, and the tools that could be used to manage the bison population within the park and on lands adjacent to the park. (nps.gov)
  • Park
  • Visitors should remember that while many of the bison and elk in the park may appear tame, they are wild animals and should never be approached. (nps.gov)
  • year
  • The second incident occurred when a 68-year-old female from Georgia was hiking on the Storm Point trail, approximately 300 yards from the trailhead, and encountered a bison near the trail. (nps.gov)
  • Visitor
  • If a visitor comes upon a bison or elk along a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in developed areas, visitors must give the animal at least 25 yards by either safely going around the animal or turning around, altering their plans, and not approaching the animal. (nps.gov)
  • people
  • In recent separate incidents, two people were injured after getting too close to bison. (nps.gov)
  • trail
  • The first encounter occurred on June 23 when an off-duty concession employee came upon a bison while walking off trail after dark in the Lower Geyser Basin area. (nps.gov)
  • The woman continued on the trail and as she passed the bison, it charged and gored her. (nps.gov)
  • area
  • The other two occurred when visitors to the Old Faithful area approached too close to bison. (nps.gov)