Hunting Bison and Dodging the Media in Montana

A television news crew captures hunter Rick Jaqueth (far right) and his friend Earl Messick. i i

A television news crew captures hunter Rick Jaqueth (far right) and his friend Earl Messick as they scout for bison in Montana. Jim Mann/Daily Inter Lake hide caption

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A television news crew captures hunter Rick Jaqueth (far right) and his friend Earl Messick.

A television news crew captures hunter Rick Jaqueth (far right) and his friend Earl Messick as they scout for bison in Montana.

Jim Mann/Daily Inter Lake

For the first time in 15 years, the state of Montana is allowing bison to wander outside of Yellowstone National Park, and allowing a some hunters to shoot them.

But some hunters find that the biggest challenge isn't killing a bison — it's avoiding the thundering herd of media and pro-bison activists.

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