Custer State Park

The 2023 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup (Courtesy: Byron Banasiak/SD Department of Tourism)

Custer State Park bison auction brings in $633,700

BY: - December 7, 2023

Custer State Park sold 498 bison during its 58th annual auction on Nov. 4, amassing $633,700.  That was an increase over last year’s total of 399 bison and $391,900. The Game, Fish and Parks Commission reviewed the numbers during its meeting Thursday in Fort Pierre. The Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction follows the […]

Riders herd bison during the 2022 Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park. (Photo by Travel South Dakota)

State says 2023 Buffalo Roundup set attendance record

BY: - October 3, 2023

A record 22,590 visitors attended the 58th annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park on Friday morning, according to the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks. The previous record was 22,078 visitors set in 2015 during the 50th anniversary event. This year, 60 horseback riders wrangled the herd of 1,500 bison into the corrals […]