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Happy National Bison Day!

Happy National Bison Day! In April 2016, Congress passed the National Bison Legacy Act to make Bison the national mammal of the United States, and in May, former President Obama signed it into law! Bison were finally recognized for their significance to Native Americans, bison producers, educators, and much more. Bison are linked to a number of positive elements of the United States, which is why we get together every first Saturday of November to celebrate!

Bison are not only linked with our Native American tribes, but also the entirety of the United States as they help in restoring and improving the grasses and landscapes. They create sustainable jobs, as well as providing nutritious alternatives for families around the nation.

How to Celebrate

  1. Support your local bison farms (like JJ Bison)

  2. #Beardsforbison has an awesome site to get beards to celebrate National Bison Day, and you can use the hashtag #Beardsforbison all over online.

  3. Visit a National Park where you can see bison (mainly out West)

National Bison Day Timeline

  • 1900s - Bison herds are hunted and the population reduces to only 23 bison in Yellowstone by 1902.

  • 1956 - 29 bison were taken from Fort Niobrara in Nebraska to Theodore Roosevelt National Park to aid in their survival.

  • 1992 - Native American tribes form a council to return the bison to their native lands and create programs to teach people about bison.

  • 1997 - The InterTribal Buffalo Council (ITBC) worked to reestablish healthy bison populations

  • 2012 - The US Senate passed the first National Bison Day bill!

Contact JJ Bison on the web, email us at, or call us at (443) 252 - 2099 to order your bison today!


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