The 900 buffalo in Yellowstone will be transported, slaughtered or shot by hunters this winter

Hunting attempt is an attempt to prevent the buffalo from spreading brucellosis, a viral disease that can cause cattle to shed their calves, from cattle.

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Officials have agreed to release about 900 Yellowstone National Park buffaloes to be shot by hunters, to be slaughtered or to be placed alone this winter in a program aimed at preventing the animals from spreading the disease to cattle.

Another 200 buffaloes out of more than 5,000 buffaloes in the park could be caught or hunted for the winter if those numbers are reached, state officials, state officials and districts agreed at a meeting Wednesday.

The buffalo often leaves Yellowstone and heads north to Montana every winter, raising concerns that the animals may spread brucellosis to cattle. Brucellosis is a viral disease that can cause cattle to shed their calves. The disease can spread to humans but is rare in humans in the U.S.

Monkeys have spread the disease to livestock but there have been no reports of buffalo transmitting brucellosis to wild animals, reports the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Yellowstone currently has about 5,450 buffaloes, at the end of the latest figures, according to park biologist Chris Geremia.

Removing 600 to 900 buffaloes this winter should cause the population to stabilize or slow down but rise back to the numbers available after the spring birth, according to park officials.

A few Native American tribes and the state of Montana separately control buffalo hunting outside Yellowstone National Park.

Officials have agreed to release about 900 Yellowstone National Park buffaloes to be shot by hunters, to be slaughtered or to be placed alone this winter in a program aimed at preventing the animals from spreading the disease to cattle.

Another 200 buffaloes out of more than 5,000 buffaloes in the park could be caught or hunted for the winter if those numbers are reached, state officials, state officials and districts agreed at a meeting Wednesday.

The buffalo often leaves Yellowstone and heads north to Montana every winter, raising concerns that the animals may spread brucellosis to cattle. Brucellosis is a viral disease that can cause cattle to shed their calves. The disease can spread to humans but is rare in humans in the U.S. Removing 600 to 900 buffaloes this winter should cause the population to stabilize or slow down but rise back to the numbers available after the spring birth, according to park officials.