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Wood Bison (Bison bison athabascae)


Wood bison can provide a variety of benefits to people including high quality meat, warm and durable hides, and support for wildlife viewing, tourism and guiding.


Native Alaskans once hunted wood bison for their meat and hides, and some herds in Canada continue to support regulated harvests.