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Cook’s Bison Ranch celebrating Calf Days and Flag Day

Home, home on the range. Or maybe we should say ranch?

Cook’s Bison Ranch will be hosting their annual calf days from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. The event is free and open to the public.

Be sure to wear red, white, and blue to the event. Since the event will be on Flag Day, the theme throughout the day centers on the Star Spangled Banner. 

A local flag guard will come to the ranch and put on a ceremony to raise the flag and it will be flying as a reminder of the history that the United States has been through.

The bison are also a reminder of this country’s history. When America was first being founded the settlers found that the bison were profitable. They soon started hunting and harvesting the bison and after a few years of this the bison were to a point of near extinction.

In the early 1900s the American Bison Society was founded to preserve the remaining bison that were in America at that point. The populations grew and by the 1990s bison were being domesticated and raised for their lean meat.

During calf days visitors can experience the history of the bison and take a covered wagon ride out to the pasture where the buffalo roam, and feed the hearty animals. According to Erica Cook, co-owner of the bison ranch, most of the calves are born April to June.

There will also be live music and local entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Visitors can enjoy buffalo burgers and browse through the gift shop where bison paraphernalia is available.

Each year Cook’s Bison Ranch sponsors a local charity for their event. The proceeds will go to Kingdom Project Road, Inc. this year. “They help people in need by spreading the love of Christ,” said Cook.

The Cook family looks forward to seeing everyone come out to calf days. “We always love to see old customer, new customers, and the community,” Cook stated. “It’s great to let people enjoy what we enjoy throughout the year.”