The buffalo controversy in Yellowstone National Park is not being solved in Montana. Governor Schweitzer keeps the "hunt" in place, the buffalo continue to migrate to their traditional birthing grounds on Federal lands just beyond the border of the Park where they are hazed, captured and killed, and cattlemen continue to bring their cows to that same land and will not yield any grass to the bison.
The conflict, after many years of attempted resolution is not solved to anyone's satisfaction. Montana needs outside help. In Poland it is forbidden to hunt the bison. It is even forbidden to scare them. How do the Poles achieve the widely accepted protection for their bison?
Missoula filmmaker Gene Bernofsky went to Poland, with his camera, to find out and ask for help. His new film, WISENT, compares the treatment of Polish bison and American buffalo.