We refer to the experience as a "harvest" rather than a
"hunt," because bison are not difficult to approach. They are untamed, but are
not afraid of humans, and thus were nearly driven to extinction in the 19th
century. Unless you wish to hunt in the Native American tradition--creeping
through the grass dressed in a coyote hide, or riding along-side the stampeding
herd on horseback--bison are not difficult to shoot. The trick is in shooting
one particular animal as they move around within the herd.
You may harvest your bison with rifle or
bow. If you would prefer our ranch hands to harvest the
animal for you, that is not a problem.
After the animal is down our
ranch hands will
assist in dressing the carcass, or you may do it yourself. Bring 2-3 large
sheets to wrap around the carcass for transporting. (old bed sheets are ideal)
Your animal also comes with a large hide which some customers have tanned and
turned into a beautiful (and valuable) buffalo robe. Naturally, trophy
bulls make excellent mounts, and buffalo skulls are often sold by Western
decorators for hundreds of dollars.
Size of Stock Available:
Cows - weigh 1200-1400
3 year old bulls - weigh approximately 1000 pounds
Trophy bulls - weigh approximately 2000 pounds