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custer state park
April 10, 2014
First buffalo calf spotted at Custer State Park
CUSTER STATE PARK (AP) — It's a sign of spring at Custer State Park. The first buffalo calf of the year has been spotted. Park staff saw the newborn bull this week and he appears to be about a week old. The park has about 860 bison going into the spring and expects around...
April 10, 2014 - 11:11pm
GF&P seeks changes for 2014 elk harvest
South Dakota elk hunters would compete for slightly fewer licenses for bulls but would see more licenses for cows available under the 2014 proposals...
March 10, 2014 - 7:54pm
December 12, 2013
Small quake shakes southern Black Hills
CUSTER (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small early morning earthquake rumbled in the Black Hills. KOTA radio reports that sensors detected the quake in Custer State Park near the Black Hills Playhouse and Center Lake at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday. The location is...
December 12, 2013 - 1:45pm
Custer State Park to hold bison auction
The 2013 Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction will be Saturday at the park corrals where 331 head will be sold. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain time at the Custer State Park Buffalo corrals, located 15 miles east of Custer on Highway 16A and then nine miles south...
November 12, 2013 - 9:45pm
September 11, 2013
Custer State Park buffalo roundup being moved to Friday this year
CUSTER (AP) — The annual buffalo roundup in Custer State Park is being moved to a Friday this year. The roundup traditionally is held on the last Monday of September, but this year it's scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27. Gov. Dennis Daugaard tells KGFX radio that it's believed...
September 11, 2013 - 9:38am
July 1, 2013
Top 40 feet of big Custer State Park tree dies
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The top 40 feet of one of South Dakota's largest trees is dead and officials are not sure what happened. The 300-year-old Ponderosa pine that towers 130 feet is known at Custer State Park as the "Big Tree," and over the years has survived fires and beetle attacks. ...
July 1, 2013 - 6:14am
May 5, 2013
Custer State Park to get new visitor center
CUSTER -- The site isn't firm yet, but plans to construct a new visitors center in Custer State Park are moving forward. Interviews will...
May 5, 2013 - 7:39am
November 16, 2012
Pregnant heifers, breeding bulls for sale in Custer State Park buffalo auction
CUSTER (AP) -- Bison buyers are set to descend on western South Dakota's Custer State Park. The park's annual buffalo auction is Saturday and features a sales list that includes 43 2-year-old pregnant heifers, and another three that aren't pregnant. Sixty-two bull calves also are...
November 16, 2012 - 10:52am
August 5, 2012
Progress made in fighting state park fire
CUSTER, (AP) -- Authorities say they're making good progress in fighting a small fire in the Custer State Park in western South Dakota's Black Hills. The Bear Gulch fire covered more than 25 acres Sunday. Fire manager Lance Elmore says he expected the fire to be fully contained late...
August 5, 2012 - 9:34pm
July 14, 2012
Custer State Park has mountains, plains, hiking, fishing and more
There are still natural places in this world that are protected from the ravages of time and modernity. One such place is Custer State Park...
July 14, 2012 - 7:35am
May 13, 2012
Historic Valhalla cabin in Custer State Park opened for second season
PIERRE -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced this week that Valhalla, a historic cabin in Custer State Park, will again be opened to the public for the summer season. "I'm pleased to open this rustic landmark to the public," the governor said. "Valhalla is truly a gem in the heart of...
May 13, 2012 - 9:34pm
May 4, 2012
Wind Cave, Custer parks teaming on elk management
CUSTER (AP) -- Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park will cooperate in the management of elk that use the parks. According to media reports, the two superintendents agreed Friday to install drop-down gates along the fence to allow elk to travel between the two parks. The...
May 4, 2012 - 3:55pm
March 6, 2012
Chopper crew stops mountain lion attack on elk in Custer State Park
CUSTER (AP) -- Officials say a helicopter crew at Custer State Park managed to prevent a repeat of an incident a year ago in which a hungry mountain lion helped itself to an elk that had been drugged for study researchers. The helicopter crew fires sedation darts at elk to help state...
March 6, 2012 - 11:50am
March 5, 2012
Black Hills companies pay back thousands to foreign workers
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Four employers in South Dakota's Black Hills have paid back tens of thousands of dollars to foreign workers who paid a Sturgis-based employment recruiter fees that are not permitted by the federal government. The Labor Department in January said it had ordered...
March 5, 2012 - 9:57am
February 27, 2012
South Dakota state park to offer snowshoe hike
PIERRE (AP) -- Custer State Park officials are offering people a chance to walk on snow. The Sylvan Lake snowshoe hike is planned for March 3 in the Black Hills. Officials say the three-mile hike is geared toward beginners. The Sylvan Lake area is one of the most historic regions...
February 27, 2012 - 9:57am