The bison are going to bolster the state’s fourth wild bison herd-

The Bison have been stuck on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake awaiting transfer to the Book Cliffs. By Mike Stake. AP

People forget that Utah has wild bison herds — herds that are hunted.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to Utah bison linger in limbo on way to their new home

  1. avatar Jeff says:

    Where are there free ranging bison in Utah other than the Bookcliffs and the Henry Mts? It says four free ranging herds—Antelope Island #3 where is #4?

  2. avatar Ryan says:

    UTE indian reservation.

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