- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. (AP) - The state of South Dakota says more than 14,000 people took part in the buffalo roundup at Custer State Park, matching crowd records from the previous six years.

The 49th annual roundup took place Friday in the Black Hills. Horseback riders were joined by all-terrain vehicles and pickup trucks to gather about 1,200 bison into corrals, joining roughly 100 head brought in earlier.

Craig Pugsley is the visitor service coordinator at the park. He says the event rekindles people’s passion and interest in the American West.

About 270 buffalo that were gathered during the roundup will be sold at the park’s annual auction on Nov. 15.

Next year’s roundup is Friday, Sept. 25.


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