National Bison Range

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National Bison Range

Address:132 Bison Range Rd
Moiese, MT 59824

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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