Anthrax strikes down 25 of Ted Turner's bison

25 Ted Turner Bison Die of Anthrax. By Jennifer McKee. Billings Gazette State Bureau

Aug. 5, 2008, update. Anthrax on Turner ranch prompts road closure. By Jessica Mayrer. Bozeman Chronicle staff writer.

Montana DOL, so vigilant about brucellosis has finally decided maybe anthrax is a danger to people!





  1. kt Avatar

    Hadn’t seen this earlier. The article refers to naturally occurring anthrax. but is it really “naturally occurring” in North America – or is it another “introduced” disease – that accompanied domestic sheep in particular into the American West? Anyone know the answer?

  2. john weis Avatar
    john weis

    Natural. But grazing animals do a fine job with transmission.

  3. Save bears Avatar
    Save bears


    Yes, based on my studies, Anthrax is a naturally occurring illness that has been prevalent since before Europeian white man came to the American wilderness, there is no conspiracy on this particular topic..

  4. Save bears Avatar
    Save bears

    Based on scientific research, Anthrax has been around for a very long is a illness that lays dormant and blooms when the conditions are right for the spread of it…don’t try to make everything into something that it is not…we have enough issues to muddy the waters of the fight in the west, without this type of speculation.

  5. Ralph Maughan Avatar

    Please note the update on the Anthrax story.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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