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.
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.
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 (7)
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?
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.
Free Range Plains Bison Draw Hunt United States
THIS IS A DRAWING HUNT ( HUNT # DI454). APPLICATION PERIOD IS FROM NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 15 FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR. This is a once in a lifetime drawing hunt that takes place on the East side of the Copper River on private land inside the Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Snowmobiles are used to access the area during February and March when the Bison come down from the mountains to feed along windblown bluffs near the river. This is a tough but rewarding hunt. I strongly encourage anyone interested in this hunt to begin putting in now as it usually takes several years to draw a tag. Nonresidents can only draw one bison tag per lifetime. Accommodations consist of a rustic bunkhouse and hearty home-cooked meals.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 22 Feb 2021 31 Mar 2021
Winter Wild Bison/Wolf 2on1 Hunt '21 Canada
If you have a love for the Great Outdoors, then you are sure to be blown away with our incredible Traditional Woodland Bison Hunts in Northern Alberta! This is like no other Bison hunt that is for sure. Our hunts take place on crown land in remote Northern Alberta. Our average Bison score SCI is over 62 with huge skulls. Shooting a trophy bison is not uncommon, in fact it's the best opportunity on Earth to shoot a free range wild woodland bison. Our remote fly in base camps offer an incredible view of the Boreal forest, excellent quarters, kitchen are stocked with fresh produce, and it is not uncommon to see black bears bears right from our camping location. This hunt offers many exciting adventures during your stay! We have been helping hunters to achieve the goal of harvesting a free range wild Alberta bison with either a gun or bow by putting you with in range with your weapon. We do this by taking hunters on personally guided hunts in the best wild wood bison hunting areas available in Alberta. We have a intimate knowledge of bison, travel movements and territories. Come join us on a Hunt of a Lifetime.
Trip duration: 9 days
Hunting season: 1 Nov 2021 30 Apr 2022
Trophy Bison Hunt Canada
Our main goal is to provide a real hunting experience, based on the principals of Fair Chase, with personalized attention, so you leave with the feeling that you received more than your money’s worth. We offer hunts ONLY for old trophy bulls that will score well in the SCI record Books. We hold several WORLD RECORDS and numerous TOP 10 Bulls in the SCI Book! You will experience a real hunt "exactly" like nature intended. Our preserve is 100% forested with a wide diversity of mature timber, lakes, hills, and creeks. This diversity provides a very challenging hunt and a spectacular setting to challenge wits with that Trophy Woods or Plains Bison Bull. Best time for nicest robes is October to January Wait no more! Add that HUGE trophy Bison to your trophy room this year!
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2020
Interested in this animal? Create a subscription to get offers right to your inbox