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41st Annual Buffalo Roundup - Where the Old West Meets the World

9/27/2006
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PIERRE, S.D. – Imagine trying to round up nearly 1,500 wild buffalo roaming over 71,000 acres of prairie grasslands. It’s not an easy task, but it’s a magnificent site that draws thousands of people from all over the world to South Dakota. The 41st Annual Buffalo Roundup will be held Monday, Oct. 2 in Custer State Park. Buffalo are corralled by park managers, Game, Fish and Parks personnel and volunteers on horseback so the bison can be counted, vaccinated and some sold at auction. “People really get to see something spectacular as the buffalo come running down a hill. The sight and the sound of the herd as it crests the hill are just incredible. The ground actually starts to rumble,” said Custer State Park Superintendent Richard Miller. “It’s like being able to experience, first hand, a scene from the movie ‘Dances With Wolves.’”