Montana bison moving to South Dakota reservation

February 16, 2021

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Thirty-five bison have been moved from Montana to their new home on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota as part of an effort to grow the herd.

The bison were a gift from the American Prairie Reserve in north-central Montana.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s goal is to expand the herd near Mission, South Dakota, to 1,500 bison spread across 28,000 acres.  That would make it the largest tribal-managed bison herd in the U.S.

The herd is currently numbered at 134 bison.