US National Park Service Wants to Thin a Herd of Bison, and Is Looking for Volunteers to Help Out

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The U.S. National Park Service has a job for you. If you are physically fit, can shoot a gun, and you are willing to travel to the Grand Canyon, you could be in the mix.

The park service wants to thin a herd of bison, and it is looking for volunteers to help out.

About 600 bison currently live in the Grand Canyon, but experts say this number could drastically increase if nothing is done to keep the population down.

Bison are causing trouble; stamping over vegetation, contaminating water sources and damaging other animals habitats.

The plan is to either relocate or kill hundreds of bison. Officials say they want to get the numbers down to 200 in the next three to five years.

Volunteers will be supervised, and the meat will be given to local tribes or food banks.

The park service plans to start culling in October.