Photo by MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks

MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks is urging caution when traveling the southern portion of Highway 89, due to a greater number of bison migrating out of Yellowstone National Park.

This is the time of year bison migrate out of Yellowstone National Park in greater numbers, leaving the snow and higher elevation behind them to roam adjacent lands in Montana. Bison are currently foraging within the Highway 89 corridor from the Gardiner basin.

MT FWP is urging caution when traveling the southern portion of Highway 89. Drivers should pay particular attention to south of Yankee Jim Canyon and reduce speed during nighttime hours. In addition to bison, elk and deer are abundant within the Highway 89 corridor and frequently cross the highway. Drivers are asked to take this risk seriously, slow down, and obey posted signs.