Bison Release

Spectators at the 2011 bison release

Crowd at the 2010 Bison Release

Please join us for our fifth annual annual bison release on Saturday, June 16th. We're really excited to have the bison back and we hope you can join us to help welcome them!

Schedule for Saturday, June 16th:

  • 11 a.m. - We will open the gates at our Bison Observation Area located on Division Street in Afton.
  • 12 noon - The bison will be released at noon sharp.Be there!
  • After - Right after the release, we invite all members of the Belwin Conservancy to take a ride on the Bison Buggy (space is limited, sign up at the event)! If you're not a member, you can sign up right now online, or at the release.


All parking for the release will be at the Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields. Directions can be found here. There is a short walk through the prairie to the release, or we will be offering tractor rides. There is handicapped parking located on Division Street adjacent to the Observation Platform for those who need it.

Following the Release

Following the day's activities, the Bison Observation Platform will remain open. It will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. this summer until the bison depart in September or October. Please stop by any time.

Bison Buggy If you can't join us for the release and want to go out on the Bison Buggy, become a supporting member and sign up for one of the Bison Safaris later this summer. They are the best way to get up close and personal with the bison. All Belwin Conservancy memberships are tax-deductible and are good for the entire family. You can sign up online today!


You do not need to register to attend this event.

Event Details

June 16th, 2012


Bison Observation Platform
Division Street
Afton MN 55001

Open To

This event is open to Everyone

If you have any questions about this event, please email: