Texas State Bison Herd Back at Home on the Open Range

The Official Texas State Bison Herd represents the last remaining examples of the Southern Plains Bison. Famed rancher Charles Goodnight started the remnants of the herd on his JA Ranch in the Texas Panhandle in 1878, in attempts to save the magnificent animals. The genetic-related herd managed to survive the decades since. And today, the next step in managing these symbols of the American West is to release them from captive pens back to their native home, free-roaming an open range of 1,000 acres at Caprock Canyons State Park, for all to see.

Students from Springlake-Earth 4th & 7th Grade, along with GT students, enjoyed seeing the Living History Encampments and Exhibits.