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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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Dr. Larry C. Skogen, BSC President Emeritus, invites you to attend the Dakota Bison Sympsoium.


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September 11, 2021. RMBA Fall Ranch Tour & Social at Prairie Ridge Buffalo, 23001 County Road 201 in Limon, CO 80828. Visit https://www.bisonranchers.com/event/rmba-fall-tour-social/ for more information.

September 23, 2021. Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival. SD. For more information, visit https://gfp.sd.gov/buffalo-roundup/

September 25, 2021. BisonFest Music Festival. TX. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/Texas.Bison.Festival/posts/

October 15, 2021. Wisconsin Bison Producers Association Fall Conference. For more information: http://www.wibison.com/events.iml

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

October 30, 2021. Texas Bison Association Fall Ranch Tour. TX.

November 7, 2021. 55th Annual Fall Classic Custer State Park Bison Auction at 10:00 a.m. (MT) at the Custer State Park Visitor Center.

November 8, 2021. Antelope Island State Park Production Auction. Syracuse, Utah. For more information, visit https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island/bison-roundup/

November 13, 2021. Oklahoma Bison Association Fall Auction. Payne County Stockyards. Perkins, OK. For more information, visit https://paynecountystockyards.com/

November 15, 2021. TNC Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Fall Bison Auction. 15316 Co. Rd. 4201, Pawhuska, Oklahoma 74056.

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. Albany, MN.

December 4, 2021. Kansas Bison 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. 22nd Annual Western Bison Association Wild West Buffalo Stampede Show and Sale – UT

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

January 1, 2022. Prairie Legends Bison Auction. Online bidding only. For more information, visit http://prairielegendsbison.com/

January 8, 2022. Turner Bison Exchange Prairie Performance Bison Auction. The Lodge, Deadwood, SD. For more information, visit https://www.turnerbisonexchange.com/event-info

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

January 22, 2022. NBA Gold Trophy Show and Sale. Taking place at the newly renovated National Western Stock Show complex in Denver. While the show and sale is still being finalized in terms of classes to be offered, etc. The Gold Trophy Show and Sale (GTSS) is the premier bison auction in the U.S. For nearly 40 years, bison producers have brought their best bison stock to Denver’s National Western Stock Show to show and sell their animals. The sale features high quality, judged breeding stock as well as top-notch production animals that are sure to perform back at the ranch. Stay tuned to https://bisoncentral.com/gold-trophy-show-and-sale/ for updated details.

February 12, 2022. Dakota Dynamite Buffalo Sale. SD.

February 19, 2022. Dakota Territory Bison Association Auction. SD. For more information, visit https://www.dakotabuffalo.com/event/dtba-2022-winter-conference/

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

July 12, 2022. International Bison Conference. Saskatoon, SK.

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