For over 200 years these animals were known as the American Buffalo. Now it is trendy to call them by their Latin Scientific name, bison.
In reading the attached article, the first thing that stuck out like a sore thumb was the word "caught" meaning that someone had shot or killed the animal.
Then he writes about the largest "bison" to ever have been "caught" in Montana that weighed 3800 pounds. That is roughly twice as much as the average mature bull buffalo weigh.
He goes on about the plight of the American Buffalo and how they have recovered from the brink of extinction, and he lists wolves as one of the main predators of buffalo. Was he refering to the Canadian wolves that the US Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service put in Yellowstone NP for the sole purpose of killing buffalo and elk?
And then he talks about Climate Change as one of the major threats to future of our wild buffalo herds. Since 1978 I have lived about 100 miles north of Yellowstone NP and 30 miles east of Ted Turner's Flying D Ranch where he has up to 5,000 buffalo on it. Our climate here changes 4 times every year.
In the winter we have snow and temperatures down to -40* or more; in the spring the temperatures rise, the snow melts and the vegetation grows; in the summer our temperature can get up to 100* F; and then in the fall the plants quit growing, the temperatures drop and we get snow. Throught those 4 seasons, we get daily temperature changes of as much as 40 to 50 degrees. An annual average temperature change of 1 or 2 degrees that can and does go up or down every year means absolutely nothing to the survival of animal species.
The Giant long-horned buffalo that roamed the North American Continent for 200,000 years died out and became extinct during the last Ice Age because the temperatures went down, not up like the current Climate Change alarmists are claiming will end the world now.
I shot a Cape Buffalo in Zimbabwe and an American Buffalo here in Montana. Both were old, mature bulls and both were one shot kills. We didn't get a live weight of either one. The side by side mounts of them on my wall have the American Buffalo looking bigger, but he has way more and longer hair than the Cape Buffalo has.
I got 405 pounds of burger and another box of backstrap and tenderloin steaks and roasts from my American Buffalo.