Shoshone-Bannock Tribes hold buffalo hunt

Jackson, Wyo. (AP) – The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are conducting
a ceremonial bison hunt on the National Elk Refuge.

The hunt was scheduled to start Wednesday and continue on
Thursday. This is the second year the tribes are holding a hunt on
the refuge. Seventy tribal members killed seven bulls there last
year.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had agreed last year to allow
the tribes to kill five bulls but two more bulls were killed by
mistake. The two extra bulls were taken off this year’s quota,
leaving the tribes to kill three this year.

The tribes are located in southeastern Idaho, but are
historically associated with the Jackson Hole area. They use the
bison for food and for ceremonial purposes

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