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Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts #7727611 01/24/20 08:42 PM
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anyone know any place where this can happen? Im assuming North/South Dakota or Eastern Montana

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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
anyone know any place where this can happen? Im assuming North/South Dakota or Eastern Montana


Draw - Arizona, Utah, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana


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Re: Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts [Re: BOBO the Clown] #7727622 01/24/20 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
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anyone know any place where this can happen? Im assuming North/South Dakota or Eastern Montana


Draw - Arizona, Utah, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana


what about private land large acreage? Ted Turner Ranches?

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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
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anyone know any place where this can happen? Im assuming North/South Dakota or Eastern Montana


Draw - Arizona, Utah, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana


what about private land large acreage? Ted Turner Ranches?



Bunch of large ranches that host hunts, CO, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Dakota’s etc.

What’s you minimum acreage?


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Re: Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts [Re: txtrophy85] #7727626 01/24/20 08:59 PM
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Sounds like fun... can you imagine gutting one of them... all that hair!


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Re: Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts [Re: txtrophy85] #7727627 01/24/20 09:00 PM
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Wouldn't surprise me if you could go to Vemejo Ranch and get you a buffalo. I actually heard that Jane Fonda was a pretty active hunter. No kidding.

Re: Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts [Re: txtrophy85] #7727639 01/24/20 09:21 PM
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Kansas has some that are on a huge ranch. Utah and Arizona have free ranging herds they issue permits for. I took one in Montana years ago on a special permit after they left Yellowstone on a winter hunt. SD has some on the Crow Reservation. You can hunt free range Wood Bison in Canada and Alaska.


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Re: Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts [Re: txtrophy85] #7727657 01/24/20 09:41 PM
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Vermejo has them, I can't remember how much to shoot one. They have ear tags and will let you drive literally right up to them

Re: Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts [Re: BOBO the Clown] #7727669 01/24/20 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
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anyone know any place where this can happen? Im assuming North/South Dakota or Eastern Montana


Draw - Arizona, Utah, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana


what about private land large acreage? Ted Turner Ranches?



Bunch of large ranches that host hunts, CO, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Dakota’s etc.

What’s you minimum acreage?



Would like a big ranch. Want it to be a real hunt not some drive up and shoot hunt. I can do that within 1 1/2 hrs of my house.

Re: Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts [Re: txtrophy85] #7727686 01/24/20 10:46 PM
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And when are you adding on to your house?


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Re: Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts [Re: Creekrunner] #7727688 01/24/20 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
And when are you adding on to your house?



Those kids rooms.....yeah I rent those to them and their lease has a sunset date...... grin

Re: Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts [Re: txtrophy85] #7727700 01/24/20 10:58 PM
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Is this a hunt where you just drive up to a buffalo and shoot it? If so not much challenge there.

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I think they have hunts on the big reservations up north. Maybe the Rosebud (Sioux) and I'm pretty sure on the Blackfeet reservation ('can't remember it's name). 'Probably a hassle to sign up and qualify and then, it's the luck of the draw on the guide's warm personality. grin But I've always wanted to do it too.


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Some ranch hunts in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and SD.
Wyoming has a draw for bulls, I wouldn't recc. the cow hunt anymore.
They can be hunted in the NF or later when they move onto the National Elk Refuge.
You can do them DIY or hire out an outfitter. Guide is not needed but Tag and Drag is after the animal is down. Very reasonable fee for dragging and gutting, meat processor will come out to the NER and pick up.
We have 3 cows from the hunts and they are not gimmes.
It is pretty satisfying to get one yourself and we did our own processing after aging.

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How do you real hunt a buffalo unless it is with a recurve bow shooting flint points?

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Originally Posted by don k
How do you real hunt a buffalo unless it is with a recurve bow shooting flint points?

No it actually needs to be a bow that you made from wood and flint points you also made for the arrows.

Re: Free Range Bison/Buffalo Hunts [Re: Creekrunner] #7727749 01/25/20 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I think they have hunts on the big reservations up north. Maybe the Rosebud (Sioux) and I'm pretty sure on the Blackfeet reservation ('can't remember it's name). 'Probably a hassle to sign up and qualify and then, it's the luck of the draw on the guide's warm personality. grin But I've always wanted to do it too.


So that means your going with me right ?

You need an excuse to shoot the .416 again

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Originally Posted by Wilhunt
Is this a hunt where you just drive up to a buffalo and shoot it? If so not much challenge there.



I’ve been around quite a few buffalo. Some conditioned to people some not so much. It’s been my experience they have a tolerance within a certain distance ( a animal of their size doesent have a lot of predators therefore they are tolerant of a lot ) then they either haul arse or want to fight.

I just want something that’s out on the prairie / northern hills and a hunt where the mountain man used to roam

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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
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I think they have hunts on the big reservations up north. Maybe the Rosebud (Sioux) and I'm pretty sure on the Blackfeet reservation ('can't remember it's name). 'Probably a hassle to sign up and qualify and then, it's the luck of the draw on the guide's warm personality. grin But I've always wanted to do it too.


So that means your going with me right ?

You need an excuse to shoot the .416 again



Of course 'depends on when it is, but you know I don't need an excuse to shoot "my big gun." laugh


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On the bucket list. I don’t know the name of the outfitter but am fairly certain in Montana there is an outfit that does it “Wild West” style. Saddle up on horseback, camp and all. Ride across the prairies chasing the herd. Try and make it fun and memorable. I’ll have to research it a little more.

I did talk to guy at DSC out of Utah that has a private herd on a fairly large piece of property (400,000 acres maybe). I think a hulk was around $7500. I’ll have to dig up the flyer when I get home.

Otherwise as others have suggested, it’s a draw or private ranches/reservations that I recall.

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On the bucket list. I don’t know the name of the outfitter but am fairly certain in Montana there is an outfit that does it “Wild West” style. Saddle up on horseback, camp and all. Ride across the prairies chasing the herd. Try and make it fun and memorable. I’ll have to research it a little more.

I did talk to guy at DSC out of Utah that has a private herd on a fairly large piece of property (400,000 acres maybe). I think a hulk was around $7500. I’ll have to dig up the flyer when I get home.




I'd be interested in either of those hunts if you can get more information on it.

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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
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I think they have hunts on the big reservations up north. Maybe the Rosebud (Sioux) and I'm pretty sure on the Blackfeet reservation ('can't remember it's name). 'Probably a hassle to sign up and qualify and then, it's the luck of the draw on the guide's warm personality. grin But I've always wanted to do it too.


So that means your going with me right ?

You need an excuse to shoot the .416 again



Of course 'depends on when it is, but you know I don't need an excuse to shoot "my big gun." laugh



would also be a good excuse to go to the Dakotas.


Do a combo Buffalo/Pheasant hunt

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I’ll do some digging around and send it your way mid-part of next week when I get back.

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Appreciate it up

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Not exactly on point but Randy Newberg did a video of his archery hunt in Utah. It appeared considerably more challenging than I expected. That is a high preference point draw, but a bow would be a good challenge even on private land.


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