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Anti-bison landowners to deny hunter access

Some Montana landowners are dropping out of a hunter access program to protest the state’s plans to relocate bison from Yellowstone National Park.

The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/UfmrQJ) dozens of landowners have published their names in northeastern Montana newspaper ads saying they plan to close their lands to hunters until state officials drop those plans.

Retired rancher Rich Sudduth from the Hinsdale area said the move is designed to get the attention of Fish, Wildlife and Parks by cutting into its revenue.

“If the hunters don’t have any place to hunt, they won’t buy high-dollar licenses,” he said.

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