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Oct. 28, 2011BETHANY, MO |  By: Wayman

Bison Arrive

Some of the rarest of all north American bison have now arrived at their new home in north Missouri.

The Dunn Ranch north west Bethany contains a thousand acres of original, unplowed prairie land. This week 37 bison arrived there to help conservation efforts at the ranch, all of which have pure bison genetics, one of just 8 herds nationwide with no cattle genes. Dunn Ranch manager Randy Arndt says the effort will help grazing at the rare prairie land site and further the American bison population.

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Dunn Ranch officials hope to get about 30 more bison next year, and if breeding efforts are successful expect nearly 350 bison will be at the north Missouri site in 5 years.