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Yellowstone Plundered by Market Hunters

Thursday, September 18, 2014 -
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Sept. 17, 1876) - Soon on newsstands in all 38 states, an upcoming edition of "Forest and Stream" will feature a report by editor George Bird Grinnell on a poaching crisis still plaguing Yellowstone even in its fourth year as a U.S. national park.

Grinnell, back from an expedition in the area, witnessed the sad carnage and writes, "It is estimated that during the winter of 1874-1875, not less than 3,000 buffalo and mule deer suffer even more severely than the elk, and the antelope nearly as much."

The concerned editor is urging Congress to help stop the rampant market hunting and exploitation of wildlife, timber, geysers and other natural resources of the park.

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