The 2,500-acre refuge, which is located 6 miles north of Canton in McPherson County, is home to herds of both bison and elk.
Bison older than a year will be brucellosis and tuberculosis tested and accompanied by a health certificate, while heifer calves will be vaccinated for brucellosis and also have certificates issued, according to the release.
The auction will take place outside, rain or shine, so the agency encouraged those in attendance to dress accordingly. Buyers must pick up bison on the day of the sale, and cash and personal checks accompanied by a notarized authorization letter from the issuing bank will be accepted. Load-out assistance is available until dusk the day of the sale. Stock racks and trailers should be covered or lined, according to the KDWPT, because bison transport best in dark conditions.
For more information, contact Maxwell Wildlife Refuge manager Cliff Peterson at (620) 628-4592 or the KDWPT Region 3 Office in Wichita at (316) 683-8069.