Buffalo or Bison Hunts

Bison, who are often mistakenly called Buffalo, are the largest terrestrial land mammal in North American. Adult male bison can stand up to 6 1/2 feet tall and weight between 1800 to 2000 pounds. A trophy bison can weight close to 2500 pounds. As mentioned before, Bison are also called buffalo, although they are not part of a true buffalo family species.

Bison Hunting

Predominately found in the Great Plains of the United States, buffalo can also be found in parts of Canada and Europe. Note that the U.S. based species are known as "American Bison", while those found in Europe are called "European Bison". Both species were hunted close to extinction during the 19th and 20th century. The American bison has rebounded back, but the European bison is still classified as endangered.

Bison are social animals that generally live in herds. Each herd is led by a dominant bull who will challenge any rival male who tries to enter the herd or mate with a female of the herd. During mating season, bulls will display a significant amount of competitive aggression towards rival males. Due to their enormous size and aggressive nature, fights for dominance or mating rights between two adult bulls often ends in injury, or in some cases, death.

American Bison

Although not generally known to attack humans, bison are among the most dangerous animals encountered by visitors to the various U.S. National Parks, especially Yellowstone National Park. Statistics from the U.S. Park Service indicate that, between 1978 and 1992, over four times as many people in Yellowstone National Park were killed or injured by bison as by bears. During that time period, bison accounted for 56 injuries or fatalities compared to 12 by bears. Bull bison are extremely protective of their herd, and will attack humans if they feel their herd is being threatened. Due to their large size and semi-lethargic behavior, bison may appear to be slow and uncoordinated. However, they can run at speeds up to 35 mph in short bursts and are agile enough to jump over a three to four feet fence.

Due to their size, healthy bison face few natural predators aside from a mature brown bear or large pack of wolves. Young calves and newborns are at risk from other smaller predators like coyotes or bobcats. As long as the young or sick stay within the safety of the herd, the bull and or females will offer some form of protection.

Bison are very large animals with extremely thick hides. They will require a large caliber rifle round so they can be taken cleanly. Most shots will be taken at some distance, so make sure that you have practiced so you are proficient at longer ranges. Although its challenging, bison can also be hunted with a bow. Bison make amazing trophies and their hides are second to none of terms of softness and warmth.

Bison hunts can be hard to find as the animal numbers have dropped, but here are a few hunts that are available:

4 Day Rifle Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunt In Buffalo County Wisconsin
4 Day Rifle Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunt In Buffalo County Wisconsin
$2,650.00
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2014 AFRICA BUFFALO COW HUNT 5999 100 SUCESS
2014 AFRICA BUFFALO COW HUNT 5999 100 SUCESS
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2014 AFRICA CAPE BUFFALO HUNT 13999 100 SUCESS ON 38+INCH BULLS
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Time Remaining: 1d 6h
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3 Day Trophy Archery Whitetail Deer Hunt In Buffalo County Wisconsin
3 Day Trophy Archery Whitetail Deer Hunt In Buffalo County Wisconsin
$1,750.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 16m
ARCHERY OR MUZZLELOADER ONLY Discounted Buffalo Hunt east of Denver NOW
ARCHERY OR MUZZLELOADER ONLY Discounted Buffalo Hunt east of Denver NOW
$995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 7m
Bison Buffalo Oklahoma Ranch Hunt Exotics Game Deer Elk Trophy Hunting Hogs
Bison Buffalo Oklahoma Ranch Hunt Exotics Game Deer Elk Trophy Hunting Hogs
$50.00
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Buffalo Hunt in Maine
Buffalo Hunt in Maine
$3,895.00
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 48m
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DEATH IN A DARK CONTINENT Peter Capstick Africa Hunting Book Cape Buffalo xl xxl
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4 Day Muzzle Loader Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunt In Buffalo County Wisconsin
4 Day Muzzle Loader Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunt In Buffalo County Wisconsin
$2,300.00
Time Remaining: 5d 19h 46m
Awesome Cape Buffalo Safari near Victoria Falls Special 2014 pricing WOW
Awesome Cape Buffalo Safari near Victoria Falls Special 2014 pricing WOW
$11,995.00
Time Remaining: 17d 12h 57m
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TENNESSEE BUFFALO HUNTING AT CROYS CABINS
TENNESSEE BUFFALO HUNTING AT CROYS CABINS
$3,000.00
Time Remaining: 20d 12h 47m
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