Based in Rapid City, SD, the heart of bison country, the Dakota Territory Buffalo Association was formed in 1996 by a group of bison producers from a twelve state area and two Canadian provinces.

The DTBA, as the organization is commonly referred to, was formed to promote and educate the public about the growing bison industry. Over the years, the DTBA has grown to become a leading regional bison organization. The slogan used by the DTBA is “The Producer’s Association” to reflect the fact that the association belongs to, and works for, the producers who make up the membership.

One of the unique features about the association is that it does go beyond state boundaries and includes an ever-widening region. While many of the state and regional bison organizations are focused mainly in one state, the DTBA has managed to not limit itself to being a South Dakota organization. Members come from across the country (14 states) and Canada (2 provinces).

The DTBA holds its annual Winter Conference in Rapid City, SD. In conjunction with the event, the group also hosts the Black Hills Buffalo Classic Show and Sale, featuring the Young Gunz and Girlz Going Wild performance tested classes. These well attended events are great ways for new bison producers to meet veterans of the bison industry, and for those veterans to reconnect.

The Association also hosts education seminars, ranch tours and summer meetings. Additionally, we cooperate with surrounding bison associations and the National Bison Association to bring new and improved information, technology, and education to our membership.

We invite you to learn more about this dynamic organization by exploring this site and contacting the DTBA.