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Hunting a Threatened Species: Why the Hay-Zama Hunt is Good for Bison and People

August 1, 2016

August 2016 Wildlands Advocate article, by Andrea Johancsik.

Do you want to hunt bison in Hay-Zama? It may seem a bit strange that Alberta allows hunting on a free-roaming, disease-free, wild population of a species undergoing recovery. But wood bison conservation presents a more complicated situation for management. The main reason for the Hay-Zama hunt is to prevent the spread of disease from bison in Wood Buffalo National Park. Understanding this requires traveling back in time, to the great slaughter of the American bison in North America.

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More logging appeared imminent because vandalized landscapes, just like homes with broken windows, tend to invite more abuse.” Andrew Nikiforuk. This tells it all, whether oil and gas, logging, OHVs etc. already exist, then it seems governments are gung ho to keep going and open it all up to more activity and abuse. . . and why we need AWA more than ever.
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