Name 55th Annual Custer State Park Bison Auction
Auctioneer Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 11/7/2020
Custer State Park BISON AUCTION Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 a.m. (MT) Custer State Park Visitor Center Animals will be sold via photo/video at the Custer State Park Visitor Center with live internet bidding available. Animals will be sold individually and by gate cut. See individual lots for details.
Preview Date/Time Showing date is Friday, November 6, 2020 and Sale day (Saturday, Nov. 7) until 9:00 a.m. at the Bison Corrals located on the Wildlife Loop Road. For other viewing times, please contact Bison Herd Manager, Chad Kremer at (605)-255-4515 to set up an appointment. DIRECTIONS TO CORRALS FOR VIEWING AND LOADOUT: Take Highway 16A east of Custer 15 miles to the Wildlife Loop Road, and then 9 miles south on the Loop Road to the corrals. From Rapid City, take Highway 79 south for 33 miles, then turn west on to South Lame Johnny Road (Custer County Road #16) for 5 miles. From the Visitor Center, turn left out of the lot and go south on Wildlife Loop Road for 9 miles to the corrals.
Checkout Date/Time All bison must be loaded out by 4:30 p.m. unless alternate arrangements have been made with Custer State Park. Yardage fees after Nov. 12 will be $5/per head/per day. CSP corrals are available for additional testing upon the buyer’s request and expense. Buyers are asked to make arrangements and obtain needed permits from their home state veterinarians. Field slaughter is available upon arrangement and in a predetermined location, Monday, Nov. 9 through Friday, Nov. 13.
Location 13400 US-16A
Custer, SD 57730
Buyer Premium No Buyer's Premium Charged
Description
Custer State Park BISON AUCTION Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 a.m. (MT) Custer State Park Visitor Center Welcome to the 55th Annual Fall Classic Custer State Park Bison Auction Custer State Park staff welcomes you to the longest running bison auction in the world. For 55 years, the park has been utilizing this auction as a management tool to ensure the herd is at a size that can be supported by available rangelands and to provide bison to establish and re-populate herds across the continent. There was once millions of bison stretched across North America, by 1900 it was estimated that fewer than 1,000 bison remained on the entire continent. Peter Norbeck often recognized as the “Father of Custer State Park,” acknowledged this situation and decided to take action to preserve what is now our National Mammal. In 1914, the park, then known as Custer State Forest and Game Sanctuary purchased 36 bison to start its herd. Today the park manages a herd of over 1,450 bison in the summer. The park’s current management plan continues Norbeck’s dream of helping bring these magnificent animals back from near extinction. Custer State Park bison can be found in nearly every state in the U.S., as well as Canada and Mexico. This summer moisture levels were below normal, but thanks to the generosity of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust our bison herd continues to expand. Following the Legion Lake Fire in December of 2017, grant money was used to aerial seed native grasses in areas the bison did not traditionally use. Aerial seeding was a success and now the bison are utilizing 4,000 acres previously not utilized. This allows the park to increase the overwinter bison population from 960 to 1,060. In our sale offering this year we are selling fewer bred cows as we grow the herd. At our 55th annual bison roundup Governor Noem announced the building of the Custer State Park Bison Center near the bison corrals thanks to a 4-million-dollar donation by the Helmsley Charitable Trust. The Center will focus on the tenured history of the bison herd in the park. The Bison Center will educate visitors through dynamic interpretive displays and tell the origin story of the park’s bison, herd management and the annual Buffalo Roundup and Auction. All animals sold qualify for grass fed only programs. Along with the native mixed-grass prairie grass bison are given free choice mineral. No supplemental feeding of any kind occurs during the winter. Thank you for attending our auction and purchasing these quality animals so that Custer State Park can continue to do its part in supporting the goal of “Bison One Million”. - Mark Hendrix, Resource Program Manager ANIMAL VIEWING: Showing date is Friday, November 6, 2020 and Sale day (Saturday, Nov. 7) until 9:00 a.m. at the Bison Corrals located on the Wildlife Loop Road. For other viewing times, please contact Bison Herd Manager, Chad Kremer at (605)-255-4515 to set up an appointment. DIRECTIONS TO AUCTION LOCATION: Auction is held at the CSP Visitor Center, 13438 US HWY 16A. It is east of the State Game Lodge and just north of the junction of Wildlife Loop Road and 16A. LOOK FOR AUCTION SIGNS! DIRECTIONS TO CORRALS FOR VIEWING AND LOADOUT: Take Highway 16A east of Custer 15 miles to the Wildlife Loop Road, and then 9 miles south on the Loop Road to the corrals. From Rapid City, take Highway 79 south for 33 miles, then turn west on to South Lame Johnny Road (Custer County Road #16) for 5 miles. From the Visitor Center, turn left out of the lot and go south on Wildlife Loop Road for 9 miles to the corrals. Selling 435+- Quality Head of Bison including 10 Bred Mature Cows; 67 Open Mature Cows; 5 Bred 2 Yr-Old Heifers; 12 Open 2 Yr-Old Heifers; 41 Yearling Heifers; 66 Heifer Calves; 138 Bull Calves; 81 Yearling Bulls; 6 2 Yr-Old Choice Breeding Bulls; 9 2 Yr-Old Grade Bulls. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Call the Custer State Park Administrative Office at (605) 255-4515
Auction Terms & Conditions Custer State Park BISON AUCTION Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 a.m. (MT) Custer State Park Visitor Center AUCTION LOCATION: Animals will be sold via photo/video at the Custer State Park Visitor Center with live internet bidding available. The auctioneer will offer the animals in lots using one of two methods. CHOICE method - high bidder can chose individual animals by tag number in the lot from one to all. GATE CUT method - high bidder can take any quantity of animals in the lot from one to all but cannot choose specific animals. The method used for each lot is noted in each individual lot description. DIRECTIONS TO CUSTER STATE PARK VISITOR CENTER: The Custer State Park Visitor Center is located at the intersection of US Highway 16A and the Wildlife Loop Road. It is approximately 14 miles east of Custer, SD and 12 miles west of Hermosa, SD. ANIMAL VIEWING: Showings are Friday, November 6, 2020 and Sale day (Saturday, Nov. 7) until 9:00 a.m. at the Bison Corrals located on the Wildlife Loop Road. For other viewing times, please contact Bison Herd Manager, Chad Kremer at (605)-255-4515 to set up an appointment. DIRECTIONS TO CORRALS FOR VIEWING AND LOADOUT: From the CSP Visitor Center, turn left out of the parking lot and go south on the Wildlife Loop Road for 9 miles. The corrals will be on the right-hand side of the road. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Animals will be sold in lots. Full payment is due on the day of the sale. First time buyer’s must present an irrevocable bank letter of credit guranteeing payment of any check. All bison must be loaded out by 4:30 p.m. unless alternate arrangements have been made with Custer State Park. Yardage fees after Nov. 12 will be $5/per head/per day. CSP corrals are available for additional testing upon the buyer’s request and expense. Buyers are asked to make arrangements and obtain needed permits from their home state veterinarians. Field slaughter is available upon arrangement and in a predetermined location, Monday, Nov. 9 through Friday, Nov. 13. HEALTH: All bison are brucellosis tested. Bison are not TB tested. If TB is required by the importing state, testing can be done at buyer’s risk and expense at the Custer State Park corrals. TB animals will not be able to travel until Tuesday, Nov. 10. Health tests expire on Wednesday, Nov. 11. All calves were weaned the second week of October. All calves preconditioned with Vision 7 20/20, Pyramid 5+ Response and Cydectin pour-on dewormer. All females are Official Calfhood Vaccinates (OCV) for brucellosis unless noted. Weights were taken the second week in October and from a true test non-certified scale. No guarantees are implied. BIDDING INFORMATION: This is a live public auction with online webcast bidding available. Online bidders will be bidding against live onsite bidders. There can be a slight audio/video delay on auction day. If you are bidding on line do not wait, bit early to ensure you do not miss out. For supplemental photos and videos visit the Custer State Park Bison Auction web page at gfp.sd.gov/pages/buffalo-auction/. ***ONLINE AUCTION DISCLAMER*** When using our online auction services, you are making firm commitments to purchase said item(s) and are entering into a legal and binding contract. Bids may not be cancelled or retracted for any reason. Nonpaying bidders or fraudulent bidding will subject you to legal recourse and possible criminal charges including any fraud and/or interstate commerce violations. You also acknowledge that the Internet may be an unreliable and error prone network. Bradeen Auctions will not guarantee that bids placed online will always be transmitted to or received by the auctioneer in a timely fashion. You agree to hold Bradeen Auctions and their employees harmless for any interruptions in online bidding. Further, the auctioneer has the sole discretion to accept or refuse any bid. Bradeen Auctions retains the right, at our sole discretion, to add, delete or change some or all of our online services and the terms and conditions governing their online auctions at any time without notice. Bradeen Auction further reserves the right to cancel and/or reopen the auction in the case of system failures. If you need further assistance or have questions, please contact Bradeen Auctions at (605) 673-2629 or email auctions@bradeenauction.com. --------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ Terms Of Use

Seller User Terms

Bidder User Terms
Your bid must adhere to the bid increment schedule.
Bid Amount Bid Increment
0.00 - 9,999,999.99 25.00 USD
Currency USD
Buyer Premium No Buyer's Premium Charged
Payment Terms
Full payment is due on the day of the sale. First time buyer's must present an irrevocable bank letter of credit guaranteeing payment of any check.
All bison must be loaded out by 4:30 p.m. unless alternate arrangements have been made with Custer State Park. Yardage fees after Nov. 12 will be $5/per head/per day. CSP corrals are available for additional testing upon the buyer’s request and expense. Buyers are asked to make arrangements and obtain needed permits from their home state veterinarians. Field slaughter is available upon arrangement and in a predetermined location, Monday, Nov. 9 through Friday, Nov. 13.