Bison hunting

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13 hunting trips from 7 outfitters starting from $4,200

13 hunts
$4,200 starting from
4 countries
1452km to the nearest trip

Where to hunt Bison

“Bison” may refer to one of the two closely related species of bovines: the American Bison (a.k.a. Buffalo), and the European Bison (a.k.a. Wisent). Both species faced near extinction by the early XX century. The North American Conservation Model worked better for the American Bison, and both the Woodland and Plains subspecies are now not endangered, with hunting legal in a number of states, such as Alaska, Missouri and South Dakota, and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. The European Bison did not fare just as well, partly due to both World Wars raging right in the heart of its habitat. However, strictly limited opportunities to hunt it, with the proceeds going for conservation effort, exist in Belarus.

Price distribution

Bison hunting in North America will cost about $4,000 to $7,000, depending on the area and the size of the trophy. Combination hunts with species such as wolf are possible in Canada. Bison hunting in Europe has always been an exclusive affair, and hunts are typically priced at about $14,000-15,000.

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When to hunt Bison?

Seasons for limited draw hunts may run in October-November to February-March (in Alaska), while hunting privately owned hunts are possible year round. However, outfitters recommend to come in late autumn or winter if the hunter wishes to harvest a coat in its prime. Hunting in Belarus is possible all year round, but the outfitters recommend to come in December or January for the same year.


Hunting methods All hunting methods (8)

On most Bison hunts the hunter is accompanied by a guide, to make sure that only an old, mature bull that’s past reproductive age is harvested. Spot-and-stalk is by far the preferred method, especially for plains populations that dwell in the open. Woodland bison may not be too easy to locate and stalk. An alternative method is hunting from high seats over food sources.

Why hunt Bison? All hunts (13)

Most stories of the Bison have it that the species have been “exterminated by hunting”. This is an oversimplification. A lot of factors contributed to decimation of the American Bison numbers, including habitat loss, competition with domestic cattles and disease transmitted by it, and conscious extermination effort for political reasons. Would the Bison’s decimation be as dramatic by hunting alone? Nobody knows, but it’s a fact that the recovery of huntable species unter the North American Conservation Model was more successful than those that, like Bison, weren’t legal to hunt. Likewise in Europe, in the Romanoff’s hunting preserves the Wisent thrived; after the Bolshevik Revolution it took only a few years before the animals went extinct, in spite of a total hunting ban. Consumptive use, with a lot of money raised by hunting a few individuals, often makes a more successful conservation tool. Bison hunting today is strictly controlled, and works for preservation of the species. Join this effort by booking a Bison hunt.

Bison Hunt

Bison Hunt Mexico

Day 1 -Arrive around 2:00 pm to Ranch. -First hunt session 4:00 pm to dark, -Dinner around 7:30 pm (hang around fire, have some drinks or play at game room, go to sleep) Day 2 -Coffee and sweetbread at 6:30 am -2nd hunt session leave 7:00 am come back around 10:30 am (or whenever the hunter decides) -Breakfast 10:45 am after breakfast, take a nap, go around the ranch, etc -Lunch around 2:00 pm, -3rd hunt session leave 4:00 pm come back at dark, -Dinner around 7:30 pm (hang around fire, have some drinks or play at game room, go to sleep) Day 3 -Same as day 2 Day 4 -Sweetbread coffee and hunt at 6:30 am hunt session leave at 7:00 am come back 10:00 am -Breakfast around 10:30 leave to airport 11:00 am NOTE These days are a perfect time to hunt from 2 or 3 trophies, if you wish to hunt more species, you can extend your stay. NOT INCLUDED: Rifle Rent $ 50 USD / day, includes 5 shots, additional shot $ 4 usd Suggested tips from 5% to 10% Accompanying cost $ 80 USD / day INCLUDES: 3 days of hunting / 2 nights of lodging Transportation from San Luis Potosí airport Accommodation / Food and non-alcoholic beverages Trophy Shootout Under 8 years old (1 for each hunter) If you wish, we can advise a Taxidermist to pack your trophies or recommend you with an experience export agent to coordinate the export with the importer that you choose in your country.

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2019

$5,000 for 1 hunter
Winter Wild Bison/Wolf 2on1 Hunt

Winter Wild Bison/Wolf 2on1 Hunt Canada

Expect to be up early, our days start at 6:00 a.m. providing an opportunity to see the northern lights while enjoying a light meal. It is dark by approximately 6:00 PM in the evening. The bison hunt is exhilarating and can be hard work. Expect temperatures to be cold in February and March -40F to +10F. The December to March hunting dates will see many days with a bag lunch and beverages will be provided. You should expect to be out all day. You should expect to be out all day. Also offer fishing at Aylmer Lake Lodge

Trip duration: 9 days

Hunting season: 1 Dec 2019 31 Mar 2020

$13,000 for 1 hunter
European bison hunt

European bison hunt Belarus

Whole year round hunt for European bison in Belarus.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 1 Nov 2019 31 Dec 2019

$15,461 for 1 hunter

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