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On the last day and hours of the tour, it seemed that the land was sending us off in full style. The bison were much more numerous than I had ever seen in Lamar Valley and Soda Butte Creek. For me it was a personal reminder of what it might have resembled during the glory days. When you feel the thunder of the running bison before you'd see them. When they would be as far as you could see. Before 1492 and according to Wikipedia, they numbered 60,000,000 and in 2000 they numbered 360,000. I don't know if I could even fathom what that would really look and feel like. Keep in mind that the range of bison back then reached extreme western New Jersey and to mid-California and most everything in between.