National Bison Range


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National Bison Range

Address:132 Bison Range Rd
Moiese, MT 59824

Phone:406-644-2211
Fax:406-644-2661
Web: www.fws.gov/bisonrange
Established: 1908.
Location:Northwest of Missoula in western Montana.
Facilities:Visitor center, picnic areas, hiking trails, auto tour routes, interpretive exhibits.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, educational programs.
Special Features:Protects one of the most important remaining herds of bison. The animals were reestablished here after the number of known wild bison was reduced to 20 from about 50 million in the early 1800s. The refuge maintains a herd of 350-500animals.
Habitats: 18,500 acres of Palouse prairie, forests, wetlands, and streams.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Bison, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, black bear, and pronghorn.

See other parks in Montana.
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed an agreement to share management of the National Bison Range with American Indian tribes who claimed historical and cultural ties to the land, following the failure of 2 previous deals.
Buffalo country: America's National Bison Range by wildlife photographer Donald M.
The best huckleberry shake in the state could well be at the Bison Inn Caf at Ravalli near the National Bison Range.
Ironically, the national government established the National Bison Range only a few years later in nearby Moiese.
Artifacts including a bison fur from National Bison Range NWR in Montana, a polar bear hide from Selawik NWR in Alaska, a whooping crane puppet head from Necedah NWR in Wisconsin and tule elk antlers from San Luis NWR in California are just some of the many interesting items that tell the story of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
For more information, contact: Sue McDonald 406-777-5552 x203 * Lost Trail NWR in Marion, contact 406-858-2216 * Medicine Lake NWR in Medicine Lake, contact 406-789-2305 * National Bison Range in Moiese, contact 406-644-2211 NEBRASKA * Boyer Chute NWR in Ft.
He pushed for the creation of the first national bison range, in Moiese, Montana.
Fish and Wildlife Service at the National Bison Range in Montana, looks out for the welfare of grazing bison.
As for musk thistle control, West considers it to be a complete success at the National Bison Range.
Annual Bison Round Up at the National Bison Range in Moiese, MT Special Guest: Kym Murphy, National Wildlife Refuge Centennial Commissioner and Corporate Vice President of Environmental Policy with the Walt Disney Company Friday, October 11, 2002 * 6:00 p.

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