Where can I see the bison?
Bison can move long distances each day, so visitors might be surprised to see the animals appear in places where there had been none hours before. Depending on the time of year, the herd can be very spread apart across the landscape (summer) or congregated in large groups (early fall). The annual rut, when bull bison come together to compete for mates, happens in August. Calves typically appear in late April, with new additions arriving throughout the spring and early summer.
American Prairie’s bison herd moves freely throughout the Sun Prairie, including Buffalo Camp on occasion. Check our maps for additional properties where bison are roaming. Please maintain a safe distance of 100 yards as bison can run up to 35 miles per hour. When stressed or threatened, bison display behaviors such as raising their tails, head shaking, and foot stomping.