GILLETTE (WNE) — Those interested can now bid on 13 animals from the state bison herd. Bidding is open at the Hot Springs State Park office in Thermopolis until 4 p.m. Jan. 16.
The available bison include seven 2023 heifer calves, four 2023 bull calves, one 2022 yearling bull and one 20-year-old cow, according to a Wyoming State Parks press release. All the animals have received their vaccinations and the minimum bids for the animals are as follows: $850 for the heifer calves, $1,000 for the bull calves, $1,200 for the yearling bull and $800 for the cow.
Bidders may submit offers for any or all of the bison and the highest bidder that meets the minimum bid will receive the animal. Buyers can collect their animals starting Jan. 24 and they must arrange for transportation, since the seller doesn’t provide delivery.
For bison-related inquiries, call Jody Lange at 307-921-2610 or Christopher Delay at 307-331-3094. People may also call the Hot Springs State Park headquarters at 307-864-2176. Settlements must be made with the superintendent of the park within a week of receiving a successful bid notification.