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When the great American Bison roamed the prairie centuries ago they did not have to worry about getting smucked by a car. On Wednesday, January 16, a bison from the Prairie Heights Bison herd apparently wandered out of a gate that was accidentally left open. It was hit by a car as it crossed the Historic King of Trails, U. S. Highway 75. The driver of the car was not injured but the bison was disposed of.

Prairie Heights Bison is located in southwest Minnesota and is north of Luverne. John (a local veterinarian) and Jeanne Bowron are the owners of PHB which is west of Blue Mounds State Park, which has its own bison herd. The Bowron’s offer tours of their herd and commercially sell the bison meat. Check out their site for details and fun bison facts.

Luverne native and world renowned photographer, Jim Brandenburg, has often photographed the bison and has captured some great images which can be previewed and ordered from his website , or by visiting the Brandenburg Gallery in Luverne, Minnesota. The gallery is also the headquarters for the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation which I wrote about in a previous post.

 

buffalo rub on Sioux quartzite

at Touch the Sky Prairie

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Listen to the bison.

Thanks to Nancy for asking the question.

Peace & solidarity

CHC

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