Wild Buffalo Have Not Been Putting Up with Authority without a Fight

Hazers have been rightfully challenged by fed up family groups, and this bull paid no heed to this Gallatin County sheriff's lights and sirens. Photo by Stephany Seay, BFC. 

Hazers have been rightfully challenged by fed up family groups, and this bull paid no heed to this Gallatin County sheriff’s lights and sirens. Photo by Stephany Seay, BFC.

GALLATIN COUNTY, MONTANA—It’s been a hazing frenzy this past week, and buffalo are showing growing resistance to this abuse. Much earlier in the season than we typically see this behavior, the buffalo are making it clear that this is going to be a difficult season for the Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) and cooperating agencies. During patrols this past week, we have already seen the DOL and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) give up on two hazing operations along the Madison Arm Road of Gallatin National Forest. Two herds they attempted to haze were deemed “uncooperative.”

In one case, a radio collared female bolted off of the road, going about a half a mile through thick deadfall. Shortly after, the rest of her herd followed her, while the agents were trying to figure out what to do because the fallen trees were too thick to take their horses through. When the herd met up with the lone female, two DOL agents struggled for half an hour, trying to move the herd back to the road. They ended up quitting and rode back to the road empty handed!

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