The overall mission of the National Bison Range is to maintain a representative herd of bison, under reasonably natural conditions, to ensure the preservation of the species for continued public enjoyment.
The original herd of bison released in 1909 was purchased with private money raised by the American Bison Society and then donated to the Refuge. Today, 350-500 bison call this refuge home. To keep track of herd health, the Refuge conducts an annual Bison Roundup.
From a population of 30 to 60 million animals roaming throughout North America, bison reached a low of 100 in the wild in the late 1800’s. Since 1908, the National Bison Range has played an important role in the successful recovery of these magnificent animals. The fact that we can still see bison on the landscape is one of the finest accomplishments in the history of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
The range is cool because you drive through it like a safari in your car.
Here is some of what we saw.
What’s wrong with this sign at the gift shop right outside the entrance.
Next up… Strugis 2016.
Did anyone look up the Flathead Indians? Sue P. I thought for sure you would research!