Time to stop "bullying" around!|
By the late 1800s, about 325 wild bison were left. Congress began to take action to protect the remaining bison, and private ranchers started to create small herds. Slowly, the population crept up thanks to legal protection, refuges and breeding programs. Today about 30,000 bison live in conservation herds and hundreds of thousands live on private ranches. Efforts to bring back massive herds will take time, land an a strong commitment to the recovery of this treasured animal.