Play in Bismarck Event Center
in Bismarck, North Dakota
|Team colors||Orange, black and gold|
|General manager||Heidi Ripplinger|
|Head coach||Rod Miller|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
|Division championships (0)|
|Playoff appearances (2)|
The Bismarck Bucks are an indoor American football team based in Bismarck, North Dakota. The Bucks joined Champions Indoor Football (CIF) as an expansion team in 2016, and began play for the 2017 season. The team moved to the Indoor Football League (IFL) beginning with the 2019 season. The team plays its home games at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck.
The Bucks are the third indoor football team to play in Bismarck, following the Bismarck Blaze who played in the original Indoor Football League for its second and final season of 2000, as well as the Bismarck Roughriders who played in the National Indoor Football League from 2002 until 2003.
On September 28, 2016, it was announced that Bismarck had been granted a team in the CIF to begin play for the 2017 season and owned by the Sallberg family under the corporate name Dakota Pro Football LLC. Richard Davis was announced as the team's first head coach and general manager, with former University of Mary wide receiver Elby Pope signed as the team's first player.
Following a name-the-team contest, the Bismarck Bucks name, logo and colors were announced on the November 1 episode of KXMB-TV news/talk program Good Day Dakota.
During the Bucks' second season, head coach and general manager Richard Davis was relieved of duties after several workplace grievances had been filed against him and his wife Judy Davis, another Bucks' employee. He was replaced by former Wichita Force and Bucks' offensive coordinator Paco Martinez on an interim basis.
On October 5, 2018, the Bucks announced that they had joined the Indoor Football League for the 2019 season, following the Quad City Steamwheelers from the CIF. At the beginning of the 2019 season, the majority ownership of Dakota Pro Football LLC was sold to BEK Communications by the Sallberg family.
Rookies in italics
|League Champions||Conference Champions||Division Champions||Playoff berth||League leader|
|Season||League||Conference||Division||Regular season||Postseason results|
|2017||CIF||North||4th||5||7||0||Lost Conference Semifinal (Sioux City) 43–82|
|2018||CIF||North||4th||5||7||0||Lost Conference Semifinal (Salina) 51–81|
|2020||IFL||—||0||1||0||Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic|
|Totals||12||27||0||All-time regular season record (2017–2020)|
|0||2||—||All-time postseason record (2017–2020)|
|12||29||0||All-time regular season and postseason record (2017–2020)|