Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 9:00 AM
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Farmers and ranchers groups seeking to prevent the expansion of the winter range of Yellowstone National Park bison are taking their case to the Montana Supreme Court.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/151cSFI) the Montana Farm Bureau Federation and the Park County Stockgrowers Association filed notice Monday of their intent to appeal.
The groups sued in 2011 to stop the state from allowing bison to roam farther into Park County.
Earlier this year, District Judge E. Wayne Phillips ruled tolerating bison is a consequence of living in Montana.
The high court is already scheduled to hear arguments next month in a separate bison case.
The state and two conservation groups are asking the justices to overturn a block of a bison translocation program with the Fort Peck Indian tribes.
Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com
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