Hunting Bison and Dodging the Media in Montana 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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Hunting Bison and Dodging the Media in Montana

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Hunting Bison and Dodging the Media in Montana

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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 as they scout for bison in Montana.

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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.