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GFP News - November 5, 2014

Custer State Park to Hold Annual Bison Auction

CUSTER, S.D. -- The 2014 Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the park corrals where 226 head will be sold.

This year's offerings include seven mature bred cows, 21 open mature cows, eight two-year-old bred heifers, four open two-year-old heifers, 36 yearling heifers, 50 heifer calves, 61 bull calves, 36 yearling bulls, three two-year-old grade bulls, six young burros and a twenty-year-old Appaloosa gelding.

The auction will begin at 10 a.m. MST at the Custer State Park Buffalo corrals, located 15 miles east of Custer on Highway 16A and then nine miles south on the Wildlife Loop Road. Signs will be posted to assist in locating the corrals.

The auction will also be online at

A buyers' reception will be held prior to the auction on Friday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m. MST at the Creekside Lodge in Custer State Park.

For the past 49 years, the park has made its surplus bison available for sale to the private sector. A significant amount of park revenue comes from the bison sale and goes toward continued operations of the state park system.

For additional information about the upcoming bison auction, contact Custer State Park at 605-255-4515 or email questions to



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