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[DNR] Bison Bonanza Bash at Ouabache State Park, June 22
Start Date: 6/6/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/6/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Event Description:
A June 22 event at Ouabache State Park offers a chance for the public to celebrate bison and learn about the animal.

The Bison Bonanza Bash is sponsored by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. The activity schedule is:

— 8 a.m. — 5K Bison Stampede and 1-mile Bison Bop Fun Run (Registration information is below).
— 10 a.m. — Bison versus Buffalo Hike; meet at the Bison Pen Shelter.
— 1 p.m. — “Buffalo chip” throwing at the fire tower.
— 1:30 p.m. — “Fight for Dominance,” a presentation about bison male dominance at the fire tower.
— 2 p.m. — A presentation about bison’s bodies and their lifestyle in the field by the fire tower.
— 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Meet Buddy Bison, the mascot of the National Park Trust.
— 6 p.m. — A 1-mile hike with lessons about the history of Ouabache State Park and why the park has a bison herd; meet at the Bison Pen Shelter.
— 7:30 p.m. — A campfire presentation on bison legends and lore at the fire tower.

The 5K and fun run is sponsored by the Friends of Ouabache State Park group. Registration runs from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at the fire tower. Awards will be presented after the races.

The Bison Bop Fun Run costs $1 (T-shirt not included). Registration will be on race day. The 5K Stampede costs $10 for runners whose registration is received by June 15, and includes a T-shirt. Day-of-race registration for the 5KStampede is $15, with a T-shirt only if available.

Registration checks should be made to Wells County Foundation and mailed to Friends of Ouabache State Park, 4930 E. State Road 201, Bluffton, IN 46714. For more information on the race, call Myra Myrtle at (260) 273-1686 or Marcia Douglass at (260) 273-3647.

Camping reservations can be made at or at (866) 622-6746.The standard entry fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out–of-state vehicle is in effect for those who have not purchased an annual entrance pass.
For more information on other UWIS programs, see or visit, or call (260) 468-2127.
Ouabache State Park is at 4930 E. St. Rd. 201, Bluffton, 46714.
Contact Information:
Name: Teresa Rody
Phone: (260) 468-2127
State calendar entry type:
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State calendar classification:
Agriculture & Environment

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