A poor quality photo from an old cell phone and a few minutes on photoshop express, left me thinking of what it must have been like when Bison roamed not just the western plains but most of America. To have stumbled onto small herds of 20 to 30 head of these shaggy beasts, still had to bring awe to harden settlers. To the tribes they had to be one of the best resources for survival. Unfortunately short sighted management seen them removed across the land. Small wild herds are back on the land, most are managed like cattle, heck even the yellowstone herd is culled and penned for slaughter to keep ranchers and farmers concerns in check. The American Prairie reserve in Montana, right next to the Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge, currently has close to 400,000 acres under management with an end goal of over 3 million. They have roughly 1000 Bison, the goal is 10,000. The land is open for everyone to explore, I know it is on my list to do so.