Bison Meat Hunt

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  1. gizmo

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    Hello all I’ve got a few openings this spring and early summer we could put a very nice Bison meat hunt together.
    Hunt is 2 days/3 nights for 1 bison and unlimited wild hogs/predators. Bison will be cows but I can do trophy bulls as well if someone is interested.
    Day fees-$600
    Trophy fee for Bison-$3500
    Total-$4100
    It will be a fun hunt and you will get a ton of good healthy meat. I will skin and quarter your animal and pack it in coolers. After it is down at the ranch it will be kept in our cold storage facility.
    Also if you want to add an extra day just to fish and shoot sporting clays I will give an extra day at 50% off! So add only $150 to make it a 3 day/4 night trip!

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  2. ArmyGrunt

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    It's stuff like this that will likely bring me back to your place. Keep up the teasers!
     
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    Chris, about how much meat can one expect to net out on a bison?
     
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    So it will depend a little as to the age and sex etc... The average 2 to 3 year old cow will weigh around 1000-1200 lbs. the young bulls about the same so a average figure I’ve used was around 70% so a really big entire deep freeze worth.
    A trophy bull is a different story, they are enormous 2200-2800lbs. That’s a hellavalot of hamburger.
     
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    Even at a 1000 lbs net, that is a hell of a lot cheaper than buying beef at the grocery store.
     
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  6. Ridgewalker

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    This would be a classic if one had a Sharps 45-70, 45-90 or similar. Your terrain is perfect for an old fashioned hands and knee stalk. What fun!

    Hmmm...your front loader tractor would work well too hauling her to the butcher shed...very “un-Classic”:LOL::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::LOL:!
     
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    If you only ended up with 500 lbs of ground meat, you’d likely be coming out ahead on this hunt..

    $4100 for the hunt... assume another $500-$700 for someone to process that huge sucker... and you’re still under $5k

    Bison is $10.69 a pound at my local Costco.. and about $13 a pound T my local grocer... and that’s just ground...

    Get 500 lbs off a meat hunt bison.. even if you ground the whole thing you’d be saving money (assuming you’d eat that much bison over a couple of years... I certainly would)... if you actually kept the choice cuts as steaks, medallions, roasts, etc you’d be doing even better..

    You’re basically getting the experience of the hunt for free..

    This looks like a great deal to me to any prospective bison hunters..

    And if you do it at the right time of year, you might get a pretty cool rug out of the deal too
     

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    Dang....and I have some 405gr Woodleighs for my 45/70.

    :P Elmer Fudd:
     
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    Hey @Ridgewalker, I will send a Sharps up to Gizmo’s for ya!
     
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    You are exactly right. Top cut steaks from a Bison can get as high as 30$ a piece. A fella would have a whole bunch of those. Plus everything else, it is A LOT of meat and very good meat at that. Additionally you’d get the trophy parts too and meat Bison or not they make a really cool shoulder or Euro mount.
     
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    Be careful what you promise because my springs get pretty boring here in Colorado! Hmmm...my freezer is loaded with two of Erik’s mule deer and three of his rams! I’d have to buy another freezer:(!
     
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    I’m sure you guys expect me to let the granddaughter shoot a buffalo too!
     
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    and a lot better tasting and healthier.my wife and i have gone through about 11 or 12 bison in our hunting years together.
     
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    Freezers are cheap these days!
     
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    As long as people understand what type of "hunt" they're getting it can be a fun experience. This is not a free range hunt. These are animals that are essentially domesticated. This is by no means comperible to a true buffalo hunt such as in Africa. In short, its akin to going out and shooting a steer. You're going to walk across a field with your guide, he's going to tell you to shoot the third one one the right, next to the gate and that's going to pretty much end it. The reason they were able to wipe out millions of Bison in the 1850's is that paid hands would ride out to fields where there would be hundreds in a group and they would stand around while the others were shot until there was one last one standing. Let's not compare this with true sport hunting.

    It's a fun day where you get to shoot your quarry and put a thousand pounds of meat in the freezer. This is by no means a hunt in the true sense. All you have to do is take a look at the pictures; the animals are in a pasture where you can literally walk up to the animal as close as 20-25 feet and they just stand there broadside. I would go for a neck shot or a head shot just to make certain you minimize meat damage. Two of my favorite meats are Moose and Bison. I've got a 444 Marlin that would work out well.
     
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    Gizmo would be more than willing to walk you all over the ranch for two days to make it “feel” Sporting if requested.
    Short of drawing a coveted Henry Mountain, AZ or one of the Alaska tags, Ranch hunting American bison is what we have as options. I think everyone knows that this is a nice deal to fill a freezer and maybe even treat your friends to a great meat that isn’t served up often.
     

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    @gizmo sent you a PM with a couple questions.


    I'd argue that it be a fun experience either way, and everyone here knows exactly what this hunt entails. I also noticed you never responded to the "tipping" thread and if you're changing your position on if you've hunted Africa or not.
     
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    Not really sure why you find it necessary to be a self proclaimed expert on how I conduct my hunts on one of my hunt offers.
    I will agree to an extent with some of what you have said but I can assure you that my ranch is anything but a “pasture”. Yes those picks were taken in a wheat field but that does not mean that’s where they always are. Considering you have never been to my ranch or hunted with me it may be prudent to keep one’s opinion to themself on certain aspects of how I do things.
    Furthermore, at no point have I or anyone else tried to represent this as anything other than what it is advertised as.
    It’s generally common courtesy to be a bit more reserved when you want to chime in on someone’s hunt offer.
     

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    If I wasn't already going on a spring bear hunt, I have a 50/90 rolling block that would be just the ticket.
     
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