Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge Bison Roundup Postponed
For Immediate Release
September 23, 2013
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.
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