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Old 07-22-2012, 12:10 AM   #1
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this picture is worth many thousands of bison. This photo from the 1870s shows a man proudly standing in front of a mountain of tens of thousands of bison skulls - an iconic American species that was systematically slaughtered by the millions as European Americans settled the west.

The US Army actively endorsed the wholesale slaughter of these animals for two main reasons: to remove any competition with cattle, and to starve Native American tribes who greatly depended on the bison for food. Without the bison, the resisting tribes of the Great Plains would either be forced to leave or die of starvation.

More than a century after this dark period in our history, the bison is making a comeback. After living on the brink of extinction, this American icon is slowly but steadily returning to the Great Plains - one baby bison at a time. You can watch a video of how Native American communities and conservation groups like Earthjustice are fighting to bring back the bison
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:24 AM   #3
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What a bone head.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:57 AM   #4
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You can watch a video of how Native American communities and conservation groups like Earthjustice are fighting to bring back the bison.
Don't forget Ted Turner in Montana

My wife buys bison meat at a local supermarket fairly regularly,
so it is becoming a profitable business for Oregon ranchers.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:33 AM   #5
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What I like best about the American buffalo?
The Latin name is bison bison.

KISS.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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I know of two Bison farms in Lancaster County, PA. There are probably more.
Most of those skulls came from professional hunters, at first for the hides, then somebody figured out they could grind the bones for fertilizer. The meat still was wasted for the most part, though.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:39 AM   #7
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What I like best about the American buffalo?
The Latin name is bison bison.

KISS.

Oh yeah? Well a Boa's Latin name is constrictor constrictor constrictor. So there!
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:31 AM   #8
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What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison?


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Ever tried washing your hands in a buffalo?
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:14 AM   #9
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What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison?


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Ever tried washing your hands in a buffalo?
Try the Emu...
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #10
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About a month ago I read an article in one of my hunting mags, that cast a new light on the whole bison-wiped-out-by-man situation.

I'll see if I can find it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:25 AM   #11
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What I like best about the American buffalo?
The Latin name is bison bison.

KISS.
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo bison bison.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #12
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About a month ago I read an article in one of my hunting mags, that cast a new light on the whole bison-wiped-out-by-man situation.

I'll see if I can find it.
I found my copy of the magazine, but, couldn't find the article online.

I may copy it for your perusal.

Later though, I got a funeral to go to. I put the 'fun' in funeral.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:08 PM   #13
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...I got a funeral to go to. I put the 'fun' in funeral.
You ain't gonna believe this.

I was there, and I don't believe it.

He was buried with his cell phone in his hand. ETA: Flipped open, hand on his chest, like he was checking his messages.

No shit. A Razr.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:16 PM   #14
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Finally, actual graveside humor
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #15
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Yep, I can't believe. A freakin' RAZR?
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