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Surplus buffalo auction is Nov. 16 at refuge

Surplus buffalo from the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge north of Canton will be sold at auction at 11 a.m Nov. 16 at the refuge.

Buffalo are culled and auctioned annually to maintain a herd size the 2,500-acre refuge can support. This year, 48 buffalo will be sold, including cows, yearling heifers, heifer calves, yearling bulls, 2-year-old bulls, bull calves, and cow/calf pairs.

Prices paid per animal can range from several hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on market demand, condition, sex and age of the animal.

Cash is preferred; however, personal checks accompanied by a notarized authorization letter from the issuing bank will be accepted. Buyers must pick up the bison the day of the sale or make arrangements with the refuge manager prior to the sale.

The outdoors sale will take place rain or shine. For more information, contact Maxwell Wildlife Refuge manager Cliff Peterson at (620) 628-4592.

Last modified Oct. 27, 2016