The American Bison certainly has an interesting history. Some call this animal a buffalo, but it’s not a true buffalo like those found in Asia or Africa. Once said to number between 30 and 50 million animals, the bison was reduced to about 1000 animals by the year 1890. Accounts vary, but it was hunted commercially for its hides and skins, exterminated to subdue the plains Native Americans who were dependent on them, and eliminated to make way for cattle ranching and farming. Luckily, the bison has made a great comeback since then due to great efforts by hunter conservationists.
Types of Bison
There are two types of bison in North America – the Plains bison and the Wood bison. The Wood bison numbers are estimated at roughly 7000 animals and can be hunted in Canada. They are larger than the Plains bison – big bulls can weigh over 2600 pounds. They are primarily found in the NWT, Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta. The Plains bison number over 100,000 animals and have a natural population in Yellowstone National Park and several re-introduced herds in the US plains, Canadian prairies, and Alaska.
Choosing the type of Bison Hunt!
Legacy Outdoors offers high quality hunts for bison in North America. We only work with the most reputable hunting outfitters in a region. We have been helping bison hunters find the best hunts for a long time. We constantly keep up with the outfitters and their hunting areas and many other factors that can affect bison hunting success. We can help you find the best hunts where you have the best chance of success at harvesting a trophy bison.
Bison hunts can vary greatly based on what a hunter is looking for. Are you wanting a trophy bull hunt or a young bull or cow hunt for more tender meat? Do you want to hunt Wood bison or Plains bison? Do you want a wilderness experience or a ranch type hunt? Do you want to hunt bison only or possibly combo with wolves or other species? Modern rifle or traditional weapons on horseback? Legacy Outdoors can tailor a hunt to suit almost anyone. So whatever your abilities are, after a discussion, we can find the perfect hunt for you. No matter what kind of bison hunt you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.
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