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NATIONAL BISON DAY – First Saturday in November



Each year on the first Saturday in November the country honors one of the most majestic beasts to roam the land on National Bison Day.

The official National Mammal of the United States, the iconic North American Bison has played a cultural, economic, and environmental role in the history of the country. Central to the livelihood of Native Americans, they are a healthy food source and vital to religious ceremonies.

The once giant herds that covered the plains were nearly decimated. Now, bison populate all 50 states living in national parks, refuges, tribal and private lands.


Compare your beard (real or faux) to a bison’s! Take a picture and post on social media using #BeardsforBison or #NationalBisonDay to share on social media.


Since 2012, a movement for officially recognizing the American bison as the national mammal of the United States. Organizers included making National Bison Day the first Saturday of November.  The United States Senate signed resolutions yearly supporting the passage of such a proclamation and on May 9, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the law making the American bison the national mammal of the United States.

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