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A screen capture from a video showing Raymond Reinke taunting a bison in Yellowston National Park. The video was shared on Facebook by Lindsey Jones.
Lindsey Jones

Perhaps you’ve seen this now-viral video of a man harassing a bison this week in Yellowstone National Park. That man, Raymond Reinke of Pendleton, Oregon, was arrested Thursday in Glacier National Park.

The 55-year-old Reinke visited several national parks this week. None of those stops went very well.

Cattle.
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The Montana Department of Livestock is moving forward with a plan to more than double the number of counties that require vaccinating cattle against brucellosis.

Montana Stockgrowers Association spokesperson Kori Anderson says, "The only concern we have as an organization is the financial implications that could go along with this expansion."

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A woman was gored by a bull bison in Yellowstone National Park Wednesday morning after being within 10 yards of the animal.

59-year-old Kim Hancock of California was treated for a hip injury and transported to the Big Sky Medical Center. A press release from the park reports she is in good condition.

Four people have been injured in Yellowstone just over the past month.

Earlier this week, a woman was severely injured by a cow elk in Mammoth.

From left, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees Kevin Shinn, Vanessa Fields and Bernardo Garza  field public questions at an open house about future National Bison Range management in Charlo May 10, 2018.
Nicky Ouellet

The National Bison Range near Charlo has a way of anchoring itself in local’s sense of where they come from and who they are now.

Dave Stipe remembers as a kid taking visitors out to the range to see the herd.

"We grew up in our hot lunches eating the buffalo, the deer and the elk from the bison range," Stipe says.

Now, as a Lake County Commissioner, Stipe is part of a group working alongside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to outline how the Range and a few nearby wildlife refuges will be managed in the future.

Bison moving through Yellowstone Park's Upper Geyser Basin.
Diane Renkin - NPS (PD)

A 72-year-old Idaho woman received minor injuries Tuesday after a bison shoved her off a trail in Yellowstone National Park. It’s the first report of a bison injuring a visitor this year, and park officials want to keep it that way.

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