While not as picturesque as the Buffalo Roundup that brings the animals into holding corrals, the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Auction serves an even bigger purpose in selling off excess animals to keep the park’s herd down to a manageable size. Over 230 animals were sold on November 21 to buyers from across the country. Prices were up again for the third year in a row.
The auction is held roughly one month after the roundup each year, in mid-November. If you’re interested, the 2009 sales totals and averages are listed at the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website.