Agencies delay release of bison into Alaska's wilderness

08/14/2011 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has paid $200,000 to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to care for a herd of about 100 wood bison that were originally scheduled for release into the wild this year. The federal agency wants more time to negotiate a special exemption from the Endangered Species Act that would allow oil and gas companies to drill on land where the animals were released and permit future hunting of the bison.

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