Judge Approves Continuation Of Yellowstone Bison Hunt
Carol McCarthy | Dec 5, 2019 AT 7:41 am
(Undated) -- A judge in Montana is allowing tribal hunts of Yellowstone bison to continue. On Monday, Judge Susan P. Watters declined to issue an injunction against hunt, citing that tribes had been planning the event for months after it had been approved in 2018. Residents had sued in federal court to stop the yearly winter bison shooting at Beattie Gulch claiming it was reckless and would discourage tourism. Judge Watters said told residents that if the hunt distressed neighbors, they could "choose not to watch." The hunt, which gathers between 30 to 50 tribal members and other licensed hunters, takes place every year when Yellowstone National Park's protected park bison descend from the mountains in winter to search of food.