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Bison Conservation Bill of 1979
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Seal of the State of Wyoming
State Legislature of Wyoming
A Bill to establish new methods to conserve Wyoming's bison population.
Territorial extent State of Wyoming
Introduced by Jason A. Barnstable

The Bison Conservation Bill of 1979 is a proposed piece of legislation introduced in the state of Wyoming by Governor Jason Adam Barnstable to establish new measures to "conserve Wyoming's bison population."

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IN THE WYOMING STATE LEGISLATURE:
Governor Barnstable, for himself, introduced the following bill.

A BILL
To establish new methods to conserve Wyoming's bison population.

Be it enacted by the Senate and State Assembly of the State of Wyoming in the State Legislature assembled:

Section 1: This Bill shall hereafter be referred to as the Bison Conservation Bill of 1979

Section 2: Upon enactment, the State of Wyoming shall impose the following laws regarding the hunting of American bison in the state:

  • Bison shall not be hunted on public land, or in national or state parks, unless given permission otherwise from the state or federal government.
  • Bison may be culled to improve the quality of a population, although they must be accompanied by a certified ranger to advise which bison to cull. This culling process shall not take place in national or state parks.
  • Bison may still be permitted to be hunted freely on designated hunting grounds, which may be established by a county or the state.

Section 3: This section overviews information on the establishment of bison hunting grounds.

  • A county or state government must allocate a certain amount of public land, or private land purchased from or donated by the former owner of the land.
  • Hunting grounds must signify their borders, as to prevent bison hunting outside of the grounds.
  • Hunting grounds are permitted to set hunting limits.

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