Sep 12, 2017

Hunters wanted for Grand Canyon bison cull

It's seeking volunteers to help cull a herd of bison in the famous gorge, which it says are damaging park resources. About 600 bison live in the area, but experts say that could hit 1,500 in a decade if their numbers are not controlled. The bison are owned by the state of Arizona, and are descended from animals brought there in the 1900s. Snowmobiles and sleds will be used to transport the bison meat - or if necessary, helicopters. Volunteers may get the right to take one bison's worth of meat away with them, with the rest being given to food banks and local tribes.

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