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Refuge hosts 45th annual bison auction

WICHITA MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE REFUGE, Okla._Despite Thursday's rain, people still came out for the 45th annual bison sale at the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge.

The bison auction started at noon Thursday at the corrals near the Refuge Headquarters. Eighty-eight bison were sold, primarily yearlings and 2-year-olds, along with five skulls.

The refuge tries to maintain about 650 bison on the refuge and holds the sale each year to sell surplus buffalo for meat, or for buyers to start their own herds. The wildlife refuge made more than $177,000 from the sale.

Twenty-five percent of the money goes back to the refuge, another 25 percent goes to the county and 50 percent goes to the federal government.

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