The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Take "The Quill" Along

Scott Hocker and Chad Hocker took Levi Hocker, Aiden Hocker, and Michael Hocker, along with the "Quill" to Custer, South Dakota.

They left September 27th to go to the Annual Buffalo Round Up at Custer State Park. There are more than 1300 head of American Buffalo in the valley. You can feel the earth tremble as the buffalo are rounded up by herdsman on horseback.

The entire Custer State herd passes by only a few hundred feet from where you are sitting. After they are safely in the corrals you can watch as the herd is sorted, branded, tested, and treated.

What is a round up? Custer State Park is home to one of the largest American Bison herds in the world.

The annual round up keeps the population in balance with available land and resources. Most return right back to their home, the grasslands of Custer State Park.

This event is open to the public and attracts more than 14,000 people each year.

In 2015 it was designated The Top Event in North America.