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(Some Guy)   Annual buffalo round up going on at Custer State Park in South Dakota. Live Youtube link in story   (travelsouthdakota.com) divider line
    More: Cool, South Dakota, park crews, Black Hills, American Bison, part of Custer State Park, year's event, Custer State Park, much food  
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2020-09-25 12:37:07 PM  
Wow
 
2020-09-25 12:58:54 PM  
I didn't know that wing sauce came in glyphosate flavor.
 
2020-09-25 1:51:51 PM  
Have they not renamed that place yet?
 
2020-09-25 1:55:07 PM  

zimbach: Have they not renamed that place yet?


Custer is a big hero in South Dakota. He's celebrated there for rescuing several families heading west who got got lost in the Badlands.
 
2020-09-25 1:58:41 PM  
mmm tasty buffalo
 
2020-09-25 11:47:09 PM  
I can't help but think about the fact that it used to be that entire viewing area would be thick with millions of bison. Herds were so vast it would take days for them to pass a certain point. Herds would run along train tracks and people would shoot them for target fun, since they weren't stopping to pick up the meat. Such a fu*king crime.

At least we saved some bison, because we sure failed with Passenger Pigeons. They used to flock in the same vast numbers, such huge flocks that they broke trees when they roosted. Turned out that those kinds of numbers were needed to get the pigeons to mate. When those massive flocks hit a tipping point, even though there were still a lot of birds, they could not recover and died out. I think the last bird died in 1908 or something.

Good thing that wasn't true for bison, because this place would be even worse without those magnificent animals.
 
2020-09-26 12:58:36 PM  

silvervial: I can't help but think about the fact that it used to be that entire viewing area would be thick with millions of bison. Herds were so vast it would take days for them to pass a certain point. Herds would run along train tracks and people would shoot them for target fun, since they weren't stopping to pick up the meat. Such a fu*king crime.

At least we saved some bison, because we sure failed with Passenger Pigeons. They used to flock in the same vast numbers, such huge flocks that they broke trees when they roosted. Turned out that those kinds of numbers were needed to get the pigeons to mate. When those massive flocks hit a tipping point, even though there were still a lot of birds, they could not recover and died out. I think the last bird died in 1908 or something.

Good thing that wasn't true for bison, because this place would be even worse without those magnificent animals.


I read somewhere awhile back that locust plagues in the midwest U.S. in the mid to late 19th century were in part brought on from the decline of both of those species.  The bison because their roaming was thought to trample a lot of the young before the locust were airborne and the passenger pigeons would eat the locust by the billions.   I think both of those are theories but they sound fairly plausible.
 
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