Lone bull bison in Yellowstone National Park

Less than a week after Yellowstone National Park reopened following historic floods, bison gored two visitors in three days, bringing the total number of gorings this season to three.

Park officials have said that Yellowstone typically sees a goring or two a year, though there are years, like 2015, when bison injure an unusually large number of visitors. In that year, five people got the horns.

Storm point loop trail

The Storm Point Loop Trail, where a 71-year-old Pennsylvania woman was gored by a bison Wednesday, is a


A herd of bison make their way through a field at Yellowstone National Park on in April 2021. On Wednesday, a bison gored a 71-year-old visitor from West Chester, Pennsylvania near Yellowstone Lake, the third bison goring of the season.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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