A foreign couple traveling through Yellowstone National Park picked up a baby bison and drove to the ranger station with it. They thought the baby bison was cold. The couple was ticketed, and the bison was returned to the wild.

But the story does not end there. Eventually the calf had to be euthanized.

There are signs everywhere throughout the National Park to stay away from the animals. What happened to the calf is why there are rules in place, and for the protection of those misguided folks who want to pet wild animals. Read more.

News has been circulating on social media about people putting a bison calf in their car. The story is true, and its sad conclusion highlights the importance of keeping a safe distance from park wildlife. Here’s the full account… [continued]

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Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.