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Buffalo questions?

Post by MSalyards » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:46 am

On an eating sized buffalo, how much meat should I expect to be freezing? Also is it better bone in or deboned? I heard that some states do not allow bones to cross start lines , is that true? I know it is with elk and deer in cwd areas.

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Post by rdnck » Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:30 am

You will get around 350 to 360 pounds of meat from the processor, deboned. You will need a 10 cubic foot freezer plus a little. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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Post by MSalyards » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:52 pm

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Post by pacecars » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:35 am

Is it better to shoot a male or female for meat or does it matter?
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Re: Buffalo questions?

Post by bpcr shooter » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:41 am

I would take a cow if it were me, although a 2-3yr old bull wouldnt be bad either. We took an elk and a buffalo from Idaho, through Wy, Mt,Sd, Mn and finally home to Wi. We took them to a local butcher and they had no problems. My father and I split all the meat, and it pretty much filled both our chest freezers. All our meat was de-boned...


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Re: Buffalo questions?

Post by Distant Thunder » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:03 pm

I shot a 2 year old bull and my half of the deboned and packaged meat came to 265 pounds. It was the best tasting "wild" meat I've ever had and I would do it the same way today.
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Post by Kenny Wasserburger » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:00 pm

A big Dry Cow is the best eating.


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Post by Kurt » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:15 am

I have taken three two year old meat bulls and I just looked up the boned out meat weight. The last two one was 363 lbs and 366 lbs. I took two 120 QT. chest coolers to pack the meat home.
:) there is a difference in the taste between a North Dakota grass fed and a Nebraska grass fed Bison. I would take a Nebraska again anytime. :)

I never took a cow but I would think they would have more fat marveled in and that would add to the flavor. But nothing wrong with a second season bull.
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Re: Buffalo questions?

Post by fosjam » Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:45 am

I just took a 3 year old bull in Nebraska around New Years and the meat is phenomenal. Very lean. Mine yielded about 350 pounds or there about. Its my first bison so I've got nothing to compare it to, but I would say its as good as any meat I've had. I'm very impressed with it. Mine filled about 5 50 quart coolers.

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Re: Buffalo questions?

Post by Yellowhouse » Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:07 pm

fosjam wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:45 am
I just took a 3 year old bull in Nebraska around New Years and the meat is phenomenal. Very lean. Mine yielded about 350 pounds or there about. Its my first bison so I've got nothing to compare it to, but I would say its as good as any meat I've had. I'm very impressed with it. Mine filled about 5 50 quart coolers.
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Re: Buffalo questions?

Post by fosjam » Mon May 17, 2021 1:34 pm

Sorry for the delayed response, I haven't been on in a couple months. The outfit I went through was the Dismal River Ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. It is truly a five star place. I cannot imagine a nicer experience. If you're interested, contact John Howell to set up a hunt. His number is 1-813-323-6074. He's great to talk to and is an interesting guy with decades of experience guiding folks in Nebraska for Mule Deer (no fence) and Bison (Fenced but open range on many thousands of acres and a self sufficient herd, no shooting over grain piles or cornered in a fence.)

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Re: Buffalo questions?

Post by fosjam » Mon May 17, 2021 1:34 pm

Yellowhouse wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:07 pm
fosjam wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:45 am
I just took a 3 year old bull in Nebraska around New Years and the meat is phenomenal. Very lean. Mine yielded about 350 pounds or there about. Its my first bison so I've got nothing to compare it to, but I would say its as good as any meat I've had. I'm very impressed with it. Mine filled about 5 50 quart coolers.
Can you share the name of your host?
Sorry for the delayed response, I haven't been on in a couple months. The outfit I went through was the Dismal River Ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. It is truly a five star place. I cannot imagine a nicer experience. If you're interested, contact John Howell to set up a hunt. His number is 1-813-323-6074. He's great to talk to and is an interesting guy with decades of experience guiding folks in Nebraska for Mule Deer (no fence) and Bison (Fenced but open range on many thousands of acres and a self sufficient herd, no shooting over grain piles or cornered in a fence.)

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