FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2023
Contact: Ian Fury
FOOTAGE: Successful South Dakota Buffalo Roundup
“The Buffalo Roundup is one of my favorite events every year,” said Governor Noem. “It truly shows what South Dakota is all about – it’s a testament to the spirit of conservation in our state. I am proud to be a part of the tradition of the Buffalo Roundup, and I can think of no greater way to celebrate the Freedom of the Wild West.”
The Buffalo Roundup takes place in Custer State Park, home to a herd of about 1,500 bison. Rounding up these bison is part of a nation-wide conservation effort. This herd is one of the nation’s oldest with some of the best genetics in the country. Each year Custer State Park auctions some of our bison to maintain a sustainable level in the Park. This intersperses their genetics with those of other herds, improving the health of the entire species.
In 2016, Governor Noem led efforts in Congress to name the bison as America’s National mammal.