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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Bison Management 10

Using Helicopters in the Bison Roundup

Using Helicopters in the Bison Roundup

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Since 1966, the majority of the roundups have been conducted using helicopters to move the bison towards the corrals. This was accomplished in conjunction with horses and/or vehicles until the mid-1990's when it was determined that helicopters alone could move the bison safely and efficiently.

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Did You Know?

American bison on the Wind Cave National Park prairie

The American bison is the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. Male bison can weigh a ton and can run 35 miles per hour. Do not approach bison. They weigh more and can outrun you. More...