Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 – 54RD ANNIVERSARY
54RD ANNIVERSARY BUFFALO ROUNDUP
Join the town of Custer, State Park guides, spectators from around the world, and the Claw, Antler and Hide company Friday, Sept. 27th for the great Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup.
This is a must-see event and is a one-of-a-kind experience unique to the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Every year the State Park buffalo herd located near the town of Custer, SD is rounded up to vaccinate cows, brand calves and inspect the health of the herd.
The Roundup starts at 9:30 in the morning and while reservations are not required it is suggested that you arrive early. Think 6 a.m. early! The parking lots open at 6:15 a.m. the day of the Roundup but you should expect a long line. The entire process will take 20 volunteer cowboys and cowgirls plus state employees four days. However, the Bison Roundup itself only takes a few hours and is typically over by 11:30 a.m.
This annual bison roundup corrals almost 1,300 buffalo, not including the bull bison.
Suitable for all ages, visitor numbers for the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup range from 13,000 to 20,000. Once in the park, viewers are divided into two parties, one on each side of the beautiful state park valley.
The roundup and subsequent November sale ensure the herd size is manageable for the condition of the park grasslands and the longevity of the herd. Some bison will be auctioned off for their meat, hides, and furs, while some are sold to individual ranchers and collectors.
After the roundup make sure to come into town and stop by the Claw, Antler and Hide store. We are located at 735 Mount Rushmore Road in Custer, SD just a few miles from the Roundup.
Claw, Antler and Hide Co. offers a wide selection of buffalo products.