Heartland - Extension

High Point Bison


February 2, 2023

Courtesy of Jill Klawonn

Above left: A herd bull grazing in the pasture.

Bison has cornered three territories. High Point Bison is a hidden treasure in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. The ranch was started in 1924 with Carl and Alma Klawonn who came from Stanton County, Nebraska. They settled 16 miles south of Pine Bluffs. Klawonns started by raising beef, pigs, and chickens. They farmed dry land wheat, corn, and hay. They also had dairy cows. Klawonns sold and delivered by wagon with a team of horses the crops that they grew along with cream, milk, and eggs.  The farm and ranch remained in the family as their son Melvin and his wife Verla continued to run the ranch. In...

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