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YNP Won't Vaccinate Bison Remotely

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -

Yellowstone National Park will not implement a remote vaccination program against brucellosis in the park's bison.

The National Park Service's decision continues syringe vaccination of bison calves periodically captured at Yellowstone's north boundary.

The park service agreed in 2000 to look at giving the vaccine remotely.

Right now the only feasible way to do that is shooting an absorbable with the vaccine using an air- powered rifle.

This completes a final environmental impact statement evaluating the implementation of a remote delivery vaccine to bison to reduce brucellosis.

The NPS decided to keep the status quo because there are too many unknowns how remote vaccination would affect other wildlife in the park.

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