The Annual Bison Roundup at Tallgrass

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By Ron Stauffer

TULSA, Okla. — It’s a cold and foggy morning at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, where cowboys work for the second day in a row in their week-long annual bison roundup.

For the past three weeks, they’ve used four-wheelers and pickup trucks to round up the nearly 1,500 bison that call the nature preserve in northern Osage County home. The animals will be counted, weighed, and inoculated for brucellosis (also called “Bang’s disease”). Some will be culled for sale, and this year, ranch hands are on the lookout for any exhibiting pink eye. Continue reading “The Annual Bison Roundup at Tallgrass”