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Bison Round-up on the Prairie


One of Oklahoma’s hidden treasures is the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, which is the largest protected tallgrass prairie on Earth with over 40,000 acres.

Each November, the entire bison herd is rounded up by staff for vaccinations and weigh-ins. The yearly task to keep bison healthy and safe is no easy job. Dedicated wranglers work tirelessly using blockades and feed bait to entice the bison into progressively smaller pastures in order to conduct their check-ups.

The prairie currently houses over 2,600 bison, which includes 600-700 new baby bison that were born last spring.

Connie Pearson, Jones PR

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