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Red tape will keep disease-free Yellowstone bison from being transferred to tribes right away

Montana will allow the transfer of five male Yellowstone National Park bison to the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux tribes, but tribal officials are still negotiating the details with state and federal agencies.

The five bison have reached their required “disease negative” status, meaning the risk that they may carry or transfer the disease brucellosis is unlikely, according to Marty Zaluski, state veterinarian. Fort Peck tribal chairman Floyd Azure did not return a phone message requesting comment.

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