How many places to hunt "wild" bison?

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PanaDP
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How many places to hunt "wild" bison?

Post by PanaDP » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:22 am

How many places can you hunt wild healthy populations of bison on large tracts of land? I know it must exist but every video I've watched of a "buffalo hunt" is really just some guys walking or driving a truck up close to a herd that is clearly comfortable with their presence, they stand around a bit (one video they even cracked open a beer), and they shoot an animal from 30 or 40 yards and then celebrate a lot. I know bison aren't the smartest things and they're probably not going to be skittish like pronghorns but it just seems awfully unsporting.
-Chris

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Re: How many places to hunt "wild" bison?

Post by Wyoming Roughrider » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:39 pm

Chris,

Wyoming is one place. My wife shot one just this year. Nice big bull. It was a real hunt. We were on our 6th day of hunting when we finally got close enough to get a shot at one. It is a draw hunt. We were on Forest Service land North of Jackson Hole. Missed your chance for this year; but, you can apply next year.

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Re: How many places to hunt "wild" bison?

Post by Marathonman » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:03 pm

Alaska.
I had gotten possession of a big "50" gun early in the fight, and was making considerable noise with it.

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Re: How many places to hunt "wild" bison?

Post by Michael Johnson » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:19 pm

There is a great book called "American Buffalo" by Steven Rinella. A major part of the book is the author's hunt for a buffalo in Alaska. True story! Book available thru Amazon. - Mike Johnson
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Re: How many places to hunt "wild" bison?

Post by PanaDP » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:57 pm

Thanks, guys. You've given me some good places to start looking.
-Chris

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Re: How many places to hunt "wild" bison?

Post by Mike Johnson » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:15 pm

I can second that recommendation on the book. Just finished it. Good luck on your hunt selection.
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