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Mountain-Prairie Region

News Release

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge Bison Roundup Postponed

For Immediate Release

September 23, 2013


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Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge has postponed the bison roundup which was to start September 23.  Our herd has experienced some mortality recently due to EHD/Bluetongue.  There are also reports of EHD/bluetongue in area deer populations.   Consequently, we do not want to stress our bison at this time.   Typically wildlife diseases of this type end with the first hard frost, which is expected shortly.   We hope to conduct the roundup the week of September 30.  You can call Refuge Manager Steve Hicks, at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, 402-376-3789 for more information.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie. Connect with our Facebook page, follow our tweets, watch our YouTube Channel, and download photos from our Flickr page.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of External Affairs

Mountain-Prairie Region

134 Union Blvd

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-236-7905

303-236-3815 FAX

www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/



Contacts

Steven A. Hicks
402-376-3789 Ext. 200 Office
steve_hicks@fws.gov



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