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May 24, 2017
State officials warn about dangers of approaching buffalo
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is reminding visitors to Custer State Park that buffalo are dangerous and shouldn't be approached. Lydia Austin, interpretive program manager for Custer State Park, says the large animals may appear docile, but they're actually wild...
May 24, 2017 - 8:07am
February 17, 2017
Firefighters make progress on Custer State Park fire
RAPID CITY (AP) — Fire officials say progress is being made to contain a wildfire in Custer State Park in South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal reports the Great Plains Information cooperative says the 24-acre wildfire was reported around midnight Thursday just north of Center Lake....
February 17, 2017 - 11:34am
September 30, 2016
Thousands flock to Custer for 51st annual buffalo roundup
CUSTER STATE PARK — Thousands took to Custer State Park on Friday to witness the wonder that is the annual buffalo roundup. Each year,...
September 30, 2016 - 4:29pm
August 6, 2016
Bull buffalo charges horseback riders at Custer State Park
CUSTER STATE PARK (AP) — Authorities say a mounted guide who was leading a family of four on a trail ride in Custer State Park prevented a possible disaster when she put her horse in front of a charging buffalo. Park Superintendent Matt Snyder says a large bull buffalo attacked...
August 6, 2016 - 9:46am
July 5, 2016
4 people injured this year by bison at Custer State Park
RAPID CITY (AP) — Bison have injured four people in Custer State Park this year, despite warnings that the animals are dangerous and shouldn't be approached, park official say. The attacks have come after a five-year stretch of no such incidents, said Gary Brundige, the park's resource...
July 5, 2016 - 12:19pm
July 1, 2016
Custer park officials offer warning after buffalo incidents
CUSTER STATE PARK (AP) — Custer State Park officials are offering another warning to visitors that bison are dangerous and shouldn't be approached. Park rangers responded to two incidents Thursday involving visitors getting perilously close to bison. One of the incidents resulted...
July 1, 2016 - 12:45pm
May 16, 2016
Custer officials repeating safety warnings about buffalo
CUSTER STATE PARK (AP) — Custer State Park officials are repeating warnings about approaching the park's bison after a woman was gored this week when she approached a bull. Visitor services coordinator Craig Puglsey tells KELO television that bison can appear to be docile, but they're...
May 16, 2016 - 12:17pm
May 13, 2016
SD park visitor injured after getting to close to buffalo
CUSTER STATE PARK (AP) — Custer State Park officials say a visitor was hospitalized Thursday after suffering injuries while getting too close to a buffalo. Officials say the visitor was injured along Wildlife Loop Road and was flown to a Rapid City hospital. Park Superintendent...
May 13, 2016 - 11:42am
May 5, 2016
Custer State Park to host event for new visitor center
CUSTER (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks says Custer State Park is hosting a dedication and ribbon-cutting event for the park's new visitor center. The ceremony is scheduled to be held on Friday. The visitor center will then be open to the public. Speakers at the event are...
May 5, 2016 - 11:05am
April 26, 2016
WILTZ: On South Dakota's scenery and hunting buffaloes
Have you ever felt like you wanted a change in scenery for a few days? After church on Sunday April 10, Betsy and I headed for the Black Hills. We took the scenic route by heading west on State Highway 44, crossing the Platte-Winner Bridge, turning north on Highway 47 at the Lone...
April 26, 2016 - 11:50pm
April 14, 2016
Crews continuing Custer State Park prescribed burn
RAPID CITY (AP) — Wildland fire crews are planning to continue a prescribed burn in Custer State Park on Thursday. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's Wildland Fire Division, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Custer State Park plan on burning about 800 acres in...
April 14, 2016 - 11:23am
April 12, 2016
Crews conducting prescribed burns in Custer State Park
RAPID CITY (AP) — Wildland fire crews are conducting prescribed burns in Custer State Park this week. The burns by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture's Wildland Fire Division, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Custer State Park are scheduled to take place on Tuesday...
April 12, 2016 - 6:14pm
April 4, 2016
New visitor center at Custer State Park near completion
CUSTER (AP) — A new visitor center at Custer State Park is almost ready to open its doors to the public. Construction at the $6 million facility, which will feature a movie theater, a large touch-screen map and many other amenities, is nearly finished ahead of the planned May 21...
April 4, 2016 - 11:33am
October 26, 2015
Efforts to move elk from one park to another not succeeding
RAPID CITY (AP) — Efforts to move excess elk from overpopulated Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota to the underpopulated Custer State Park nearby are being hampered by the animals' instinct to return to their home. The Rapid City Journal reports that more than...
October 26, 2015 - 2:51pm
September 25, 2015
Thousands watch Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park
CUSTER (AP) — Thousands of people packed Custer State Park on Friday for the 50th annual Buffalo Roundup. The event features horseback riders joined by all-terrain vehicles and pickup trucks gathering about 1,300 bison into corrals. They're branded and given vaccinations, and...
September 25, 2015 - 6:18pm