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Welcome to each of YOU who joins us on this incredible journey!! Together, we’ll share history and the wonderful buffalo stories that never grow old, that are told over and over, around campfires, in classrooms and at family gatherings!

Our Mission is to change the buffalo story from its sad ending in the 1870s slaughter—to include the full heroic narrative of the magnificent buffalo, ordinary people Native and non-Native, saving them from extinction, caring for them and now all of us enjoying our amazing National Mammal on ranches, parks and tribal lands.

Our FREE Blog celebrates its first year. Arriving every other Tuesday with a new Blog, News, Upcoming Events and Photos, it is written by Francie M. Berg, teacher and author of 2 award-winning books about buffalo. If you live on far distant shores—we bring you virtual buffalo tours to enlighten and delight from your armchair! We love having YOU aboard!! Subscriptions are FREE.

Let’s celebrate all things buffalo!

Part 1. Buffalo Hunts of the Red River Métis

“Carts were seen to emerge from every nook and corner of the settlement bound for the plains … From Fort Garry, the cavalcade and camp-followers went crowding on to the public road, and thence, stretching from point to point, till the third day in the evening, when...

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Hunting Before Horses, Part2: The Surround

The first successful method of group hunting from the days before horses was likely the surround, in which a line of people on foot gradually approached a herd of about as many buffalo as they felt they could handle, moving into the wind, according to David A. Dary,...

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Secrets of the Buffalo Jump

This is our Hettinger ND/Lemmon SD community’s own Shadehill Buffalo Jump—on the cliff opposite. This buffalo jump is best viewed from the Shadehill Recreation Area, here on the north side of Shadehill Lake. You can also drive around to the other side and hike above...

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Buffalo Trucking for 24 Years

Tim Omilusik is a 42-year-old Canadian trucker from Coronation, Alberta, who runs a short- and long-haul livestock business from one end of Canada to the other, with 2,000-mile trips across the border down into Texas in between—or maybe a leg to Missouri or Wyoming.

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NEWS ARTICLE

Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture to collaborate with South Dakota State University Center of Excellence for Bison Studies

Turner Enterprises, Inc. and Turner Ranches announced today the launch of the Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture, Inc. (“Institute”). The Institute is a 501(c)(3) public charity and agricultural research organization formed by Ted Turner, whose history of sustainable ranching and animal production, natural resource conservation, and imperiled species restoration spans over three decades.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

July 22, 2021. TNC Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Webacst Bison Auction, OK

September 23, 2021. Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival. SD.

September 25, 2021. BisonFest, TX.

October 17, 2021. Wisconsin Bison Producers Association Fall Conference. For more information: http://www.wibison.com/events.iml

November 6, 2021. Custer State Park Annual Auction. SD.

November 8, 2021. Antelope Island State Park Production Auction – UT

November 15, 2021. TNC Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Fall Bison Auction, OK.

November 26, 2021. Minnesota Bison Association’s Bison Fundamentals Workshop. Are you thinking about raising bison? Do you have questions? Do you want to hear from experienced ranchers? Join the MnBA for this free class! For more information: https://mnbison.org/events/

November 27, 2021. Minnesota Bison Association’s Legends of the Fall Bison Auction. MN.

December 4, 2021. Kansas Buffalo Association Annual Sale. Join us at the Salina Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission for our 30th Annual Fall Buffalo Auction on December 5th. The sale barn is located at 1500 Old U.S. 40, Salina, KS. For more information: https://www.kansasbuffalo.org/annual-sale.cfm

December 4, 2021. Western Bison Association Wild West Buffalo Stampede Show and Sale – UT

December 7, 2021. Northern Range Buffalo Simulcast Auction – SD

January 1, 2022. Prairie Legends Bison Auction – TBD

January 8, 2022. Turner Bison Exchange Prairie Performance Bison Auction – SD

January 19-22, 2022. National Bison Association Winter Conference. CO.

February 12, 2022. Dakota Dynamite Buffalo Sale – SD

February 19, 2022. Dakota Territory Bison Association Auction – SD

March 4, 2022. RMBA’s Spring Conference. Location TBD.


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Francie Berg


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Ronda Fink

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