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Goaded by modern cowboys in pickup trucks at the crack of dawn, a bison herd rumbles into a waiting holding pen during the start of the Nature Conservancy’s Tallgrass Prairie Preserve annual roundup north of Pawhuska. Once corralled, the animals are counted, weighed, marked and given needed medications. The process began last Thursday and continued through the weekend. For more photos if this annual event. JACK BUZBEE/J-C CORRESPONDENT

Goaded by modern cowboys in pickup trucks at first daylight, a bison herd rumbles into a waiting holding pen during t the start of the Nature Conservancy’s Tallgrass Prairie Preserve annual roundup north of Pawhuska. Once corraled, the animals are counted, weighed, marked and given needed medication. The process began last Thursday and continued through the weekend. For more photos if this annual event, see page A8.

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