The Forest Service manages two herds of American Bison at LBL. Due to annual reproduction, there is a need to remove surplus bison from each herd. Thinning of the herd is necessary to sustain optimal habitat conditions and animal health.
The bison auction will occur at two locations. Bison at the Elk & Bison Prairie (EBP) will be auctioned at the EBP Corral, beginning at 9 a.m. Bison at the South Bison Range (SBR) will be auctioned at the SBR Corral after the EBP auction is concluded. If weather prohibits an outdoor auction, the auction will be held at the Administrative Office, one-half mile south of the EBP. Participants are responsible for their own transportation between the two sites. Bid packages and viewing will be available the morning of the auction.
Approximately 60 bison will be sold at this year’s auction. Specific numbers of bison to be sold will not be determined until the week before the auction.
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