Wood Bison Restoration in Alaska
Movements after Release
Bison Herd Locations:
As of October 2015, the core range of the reintroduced wood bison herd was within 30 miles of Shageluk, except for two lone bison that explored habitats along the Yukon River from Russian Mission to Galena.
In the first six months after the release, about 90% of the wood bison stayed within 30 miles of the release location (approximately 4 miles north of Shageluk). A few animals made exploratory adventures. The farthest went 155 miles, the second farthest went 86 miles, and a couple of others traveled about 80 miles (all straight line, one-way distances). Almost all animals that have moved long distances have come back to the core area at one time or another.