Judge: US must reconsider Yellowstone bison protections

This photo taken in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo., shows bison in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. A federal judge has ordered U.S. wildlife officials to reconsider a decision that blocked greater for protections the park's iconic bison herds, which make up the largest remaining population of the species in the wild but are routinely subject to slaughter when they attempt to leave the park. (AP Photo/Matt Brown)

BILLINGS, Mont. — A federal judge has ordered U.S. wildlife officials to reconsider a 2015 decision that blocked special protections for the iconic bison herds that roam Yellowstone National Park and are routinely subjected to hunting and slaughter.

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