Montanans have 90 days to weigh in on if and how they'd like Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to proceed with establishing a state bison herd.
At Thursday's FWP commission meeting, Non-game Wildlife Management Chief Lauri Hanauska-Brown announced the release of a draft environmental study for the possible creation of a state bison herd.
"This is a different effort from the (Yellowstone) IBMP or the west-side expansion. The purpose is to determine whether the restoration of bison is appropriate somewhere in Montana," Hanauska-Brown said. "These are not site-specific alternatives - they are broad alternatives."Read More