Dr Jeff Martin: Whence the Buffalo Roamed:
When and Where Were Bison Roaming During Colonial North America and Before?
1888 Austin Corbin NH February -CJ Jones +6hd 3 bulls and 3 heifers $500 each from the gather in Texas
1889 Austin Corbin NH CJ Jones Nov/Dec +12hd 6 bulls 6 heifers 1888 herd and more in 89? ($13,000 Carload Jan 1890) Bedson animals
1890 Austin Corbin NH January 17hd sixteen buffalo and a three-months-old calf- AAB
1890 Austin Corbin NH October 21hd Col. O.B. Davis “Corbin has twenty-one head” “Has shipped two car loads of buffalo in the past to Corbin-gathered from the vicinity of the Rocky Mountains”
1890 Austin Corbin NH March 25hd Sun Journal Lewiston Maine March 2
1892 Austin Corbin NH CJ Jones December +10hd/22hd Two bulls and eight cows- ten 5-year-olds which he had caught himself on the Staked Plains In the northwestern part of Texas
1892 Austin Corbin NH January 1893 +11calves Eleven calves were born during the year just closed.
1894 Austin Corbin NH Increased February 40 head 10 bulls and 30 cows by June numbers told over 50
1894 Austin Corbin NH Bull -1hd Cleveland (bull) died, killed in a fight and broke his neck. Placed on the range less than a year ago.
1896 Austin Corbin NH NY Van Cortland park (loan) -30hd/45hd November 1896-given to the city of New York and placed in Van Cortland park. Austin died in this year and since then numbers have been sold and donated to various parks and individuals throughout the country and some to Europe. He later wanted them back because of their sad care given the herd. (later -all died)
1897 Austin Corbin NH Herd Increase-August 82hd Forest & Stream
1900 Austin Corbin NH Herd Increase-May 98 Freehold Transcript/Montreal River Miner
1902 Austin Corbin NH Boston Sportsmen’s exhibition –January -2hd The bull and cow bison which will be shipped from the Austin Corbin game preserve in New Hampshire for the Sportsmen’s exhibition -loaned or donated?
1902 Austin Corbin NH February 14th 110hd George Edgell-part owner (1901 had a bad calf season)
1903 Austin Corbin NH Herd Increase 173hd Estimate given
1904 Austin Corbin NH National Zoological Park D.C. -3hd/160 ABS
1908 Austin Corbin NH Mt Nat’l Bison Reserve -3hd/156hd herd 65 bulls and 71 cows. 3 bison were donated to start the Montana National Bison Reserve (150 ABS) 20 calves
1910 Austin Corbin NH 106hd Bulls 36 and the cows to 70
1912 Austin Corbin NH 86hd 41 Bulls and 45 cows,
1914 Austin Corbin NH 69hd 41 Bulls and only 28 cows, making a total of 69 head, of which 13 were calves
1914 Austin Corbin NH Wind Cave -5hd Blue Mountain Forest Association offers a gift of 5 bison to the American Bison Society, for stocking the Wind Cave Preserve
1917 Austin Corbin NH Pisgah National Forest -6hd 6 buffalo, 3bulls, and 3 cows to start Pisgah National Forest and Game Preserve in N.C.
1930 Austin Corbin NH 1930-1946 last bison killed to avoid the spread of Bangs