Buffalo Field Campaign

Rating: 4.92 stars   197 reviews

Issues: Animals, Arts & Culture, Environment

Location: PO Box 957 West Yellowstone MT 59758 USA

Mission: In the past decade, state and federal agencies have engaged in the wanton slaughter of 3,500 Yellowstone bison, members of America's only continuously wild and genetically pure herd. Buffalo Field Campaign patrols defend the buffalo and their critical habitat, and document every move made against them.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I came across this organization and found that they were doing seriously needed work. They are the only group trying to save our iconic Buffalo from extinction. The government agencies involved appear to have one goal and one goal only and that is the total extinction of these buffalo. There is no reason except there made up ones. Like the buffalo are a danger to cattle .There has never been any livestock contaminated by a buffalo.. Thank God that these people have the moxie to stand strong against the government and livestock industry. They can use all the help they can get, they are standing strong against a formidable enemy. BUFFALO FIELD CAMPAIGN is a great nonprofit.

Even though I have only sent information over the net I still feel that this is a very worth while organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more funding so that they can better win this battle of good verses evil and help recruit more volunteers. Also give them more public coverage

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have followed Buffalo Field Campaign for a number of years cheering them on for their tireless devotion to "our" last herd of wild Buffalo in hope they will some day be free to roam. I know of no other wild animals that are restricted in their movements ! This hazing done by the DOL, I believe is so their cattle have all the grasses while the buffalo have to dig quite a ways down in the snow just to get a mouthful of grasses. My hat's off to these tireless volunteers watching over the buffalo, I wish I could do more for them outside of getting 2 of their calendars...
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow them more money to continue what they are doing, especially when they are out in the bitter cold up there making things right.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

They are dedicated to preserving our last freely migrating herds of bison. This organization not only educates the public about the reason why the laws are should be overturned that encourage slaughter of healthy bison (because they do not spread brucellosis to cattle) but they also keep us informed of the illegal operations of the State and Federal Gov when they break written laws and trespass on private property so we can then write letters to Congress with our concerns.

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Likely

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A lot

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

A worthwhile project carried out on a shoestring. Roam Free!

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A lot

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2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

These idiots do not know ANYTHING about buffalo; but pretend they are somehow experts because they follow buffalo in Yellowstone around with a camera & terrorize them. There are over 500,000 buffalo owned privately in the USA & over 20,000 in National & State Parks. They are not endangered in any way & all of these buffalo (including Yellowstone's) are of the same exact genetic DNA. All descended from the last remaining buffalo saved by ranchers in the West. To claim YNP buffalo are somehow "wild" is preposterous & untrue. This organization is a sham & dosen't deserve NPO status.

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None

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Buffalo Field Campaign is the only organization helping to restore the last wild population of American Buffalo. They are there day in and day out in the field with the buffalo to document the very unfair way the buffalo are treated in and around Yellowstone. I very much look forward to supporting BFC.

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Definitely

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A lot

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Buffalo Field Campaign is the only organization that tells the truth about what is going on with America's last wild buffalo. They are on the front lines everyday to document what goes on in Yellowstone. They are a truly wonderful organization and I always look forward to news about the buffalo (especially when it is good news).

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A lot

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Its been several years since i have had the opportunity to visit the Buffalo Field Campaign but since that time i've done everything in my power to support them because i just can't think of a more dedicated grassroots movement or a more just cause. A mad complex of government regulation, livestock and property laws and human dominion have woven an incredibly complex web around North America's last wild herd of Buffalo. The BFC tirelessly roams great expanses of land in solidarity with these wild and majestic beings who predate our presence there and who's territory humans have carved up into pieces, drawing lines on the land that no creature can fathom. BFC volunteers work in extreme weather conditions and extreme emotional conditions, standing witness as other humans harass, harm, capture and kill the Buffalo as they migrate across their instinctual homelands. BFC volunteers work with local land owners, with the National Park Service, with all the government and state agencies involved in regulating the treatment and placement of the Buffalo. They jump through the legal hoops, they work with the media, they travel the country to tell the story of the last wild herd of Buffalo and to call people's attention to the abuse inflicted upon them. But what I stand in awe of is that the volunteers go back to the field, day after day to witness and record the hazing operations, mostly powerless to interrupt or stop it. Imagine standing by with only your video camera and witnessing a very pregnant mama Buffalo birth her calf while surrounded by government agents on ATV's on in helicopters. Imagine that calf's introduction to this world! The calf's very first experience on earth is to be chased and harassed by humans, its first activity is to run for its brand new life, its first emotion is terror. I saw this first hand many years ago and it took me to a deep place of dispair and complete shame, to watch people treat wild animals so heartlessly and agressively. Many people of the BFC were present that day and are still present today. They return again and again to a largely thankless, physically exhausting, emotionally taxing experience because their hearts compel them to honor, respect and stand in solidarity with the Buffalo. I stand with the BFC for eternity, may their love and generosity prevail!

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I find BFC's work in Yellowstone very important in saving native Buffalo. Our governmaent must be stopped from doing these kind of dastardly acts of "murder" to a animal that have been slaughter by us "Americans"! Wan't it bad enough we tried to exterminate the Native Ameican (the real Americans)Peoples of this land!!! We are acting no better than the Nazi's did to the Jewish race!!BFC is our only real hope to save them, if and only if our government listens to the cry from it's people!! BFC is #1 in my book!

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A lot

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

They run an operation on a shoestring to be able to have people in the field, actually out with the buffalo, to document the hazing. The buffalo are our national icon. I am outraged that the federal government protects private cattle interests by hazing our national icon using taxpayer dollars. Buffalo Field Campaign is the best watchdog for the buffalo.

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A lot

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Buffalo Field Campaign does oustanding work in publicizing and protecting the bison of Yellowstone Park.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2012

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