Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

KDWPT to Auction Surplus Bison at Wildlife Refuge

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

KDWPT to Auction Surplus Bison at Wildlife Refuge

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A public auction Nov. 15 at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge will feature the sale of 40 of the state's surplus bison, including 10 2-year-old bulls, four cows, eight yearling heifers, eight yearling bulls, five heifer calves and five bull calves.

Bidding begins at 11 a.m., with lunch and concessions available, according to a news release from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, the agency conducting the auction.

The 2,500-acre refuge, which is located 6 miles north of Canton in McPherson County, is home to herds of both bison and elk.

Bison older than a year will be brucellosis and tuberculosis tested and accompanied by a health certificate, while heifer calves will be vaccinated for brucellosis and also have certificates issued, according to the release. …

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