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Posted: 10/11/2021 11:03:30 PM EST
Been thinking about putting in for Bison for years.
This year I will take the plunge.
Any of you have experience with the Bison hunt?
Should I just just go big and try for the designated bull hunt in 5A / 5B?
Or theYearling hunt?
I'm sure it's a needle in a haystack draw but gotta start somewhere. Hell maybe I'll get lucky.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions / advice.
Bison are big, lots of meat, but you won't lift if over your shoulder like a Coues deer.
with low draw rates, its probably a once-in-a-lifetime tag and hunt, so be prepared to hire a guide, with horses and know what butcher you will take it to.
might as well get a new rifle too. a .300 win mag will probably work, but given our history of buffalo hunters opening up the west, there is no way I'd hunt a Bison with anything but a big bore black powder cartridge rifle such as a sharps!
so you might as well get your order in now: https://shilohrifle.com/ they have a long wait list.
looks like several threads on Buffalo/Bison on the forums
[Last Edit: Beretta_Jerry]
Buddy's dad is retired and somehow got on a cull hunt list. They basically give you a day's notice to get up there once they call you. Might be something to look into if you don't have a ton of obligations.
Just remember my screen name in 3 months when you're sick of buffalo. I will HAPPILY drive to your house to take some off your hands!
Kinda late but I shot my bison last yr on the north rim of the kaibab. Took 34 days and I got a new chest freezer of meat and my old chest freezer all filled up. I shot a bull.
Once in a lifetime harvest in AZ on the draw. You can draw it multiple times in your life. Took me 21yrs to draw. I was putting in since I was 10yrs old.
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