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02.08.07

More Room Needed Where the Buffalo Roam

A prized panhandle herd could find some extra room to roam if the governor's  100-million dollar park plan is approved. 

Caprock Canyons, near Quitaque, is home to the official Texas State Bison Herd (the largest herd of buffalo in the state park system).

While the superintendent , Deanna Oberheu tells NewsChannel 10 the park needs money to fix leaky roofs and make numerous other repairs.
  

She also hopes to provide the park's historic buffalo with a more spacious home. 

  "The goal has always been to restore this herd to a large prairie within their historic range.   One that they would have roamed in the 1880's and that's not possible here. They're confined to a pretty small area so that's a pretty big necessity."

While Caprock Canyons provides a home for the buffalo, Oberheu says any change in their future would be up to the state wildlife division that manages the herd.

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