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SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. [1] We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on Bison in the American Redoubt. (See the Idaho, Montana Eastern Oregon, and Wyoming sections.)


Tribal Buffalo –All About Bison [2]

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Ada County Sheriff’s deputy charged with DUI after crashing into teen’s car [3]


Montana tribes push state to restore wild bison herd [4]

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In bison recovery, scientists start small [5]. Here is a quote: “The most promising space for large-scale bison recovery is in eastern Montana. Along the Missouri River, the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 915,000 acres. The refuge is slightly smaller than Delaware…”

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Yellowstone bison could be shipped to Fort Peck tribes by end of 2018 [6]


Eastern Oregon

This article is dated 2011: Herd of wild bison living in Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness [7]. I’m curious to know if that herd has died out, or if it is growing.

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There are also of course many herds of domesticated bison: Bison meat niche grows across the West [8]


Eastern Washington

Talks to revise the Columbia River Treaty underway [9]

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Detectives looking for restaurant thieves [10]



I missed this headline when it ran in March: Judge: Agency cherrypicked science for bison management [11]

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This news story made national news, a month ago: Yellowstone: 72-Year-Old Woman Head-Butted By Bison [12]. The article ends on this happy note: “In 1902, the herd at Yellowstone was only around two dozen individuals, the National Park Service says. In August 2017 there were estimated to be nearly five thousand.”

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#1 Comment By benjammin On June 6, 2018 @ 12:20 pm

Meanwhile they have also begun reintroducing the larger timber bison in Alaska’s wild country. There used to be no bison left in Alaska, but they transplanted a small herd from Canada and have been growing it under controlled conditions until it was large enough to propagate outside the fence. You thought the beasts in Yellowstone were big, they are smaller cousins to these beasts. Good to see bison making a comeback, but they need a LOT of space to prosper. I would take bison meat over beef, venison, or elk anytime.

As for the Columbia River treaty, it is no secret to anyone who has paid attention to how that river system has been managed that every decision made about it’s use has been purely politically driven. Yet another great and ongoing example that if the facts don’t support the position, then just ignore the facts, and make up your own. The worst of the bunch are the Native American tribes, though the rest aren’t far behind. Just another example of how politics can destroy anything it is involved in.