Where can you hunt Bison? As far as raising them on 50 acres...I can't imagine that 50 acres would be enough land for even 1 weaned calf. Bison are wild animals & they truely like to roam. Many attempts have been made to raise them commercially,in a fenced enviorment,& almost all have failed because bison have absolutely no respect for fences. Any fence that will actually keep them in is VERY expensive.Any commercialy successful operation that I've heard of involves thousands of acres of open range land. Add this to the fact that they can't be herded,but can only be stampeded,& you can readily see why the meat is so expensive.These behavioral characteristics of bison were most certainly known by the early settlers of the plains,& were among the many reasons that they were hunted to near-extinction to make room for domestic cattle. P.S. I really am interested in where you can hunt bison.little mom said:got 50 acers, some real good wooven wire fence ect...
just checked on some small buffalo around a buck a pound
is that a good price weened ones $400,
are they hard to raise
we know they are real good to eat killed a few with a bow :waa:
Someone in Hermiston has some and every time I see them they are lazy layabouts. A herd of about 10 in little more than a few acre dry lot, behind a guardrail type fence. I've always wondered how they keep them so content. Maybe next time we are out that way I'll knock on the door and ask.We have a bison farm here close. They hauled them in from Colorado, took 4 years for them to acclimate. The first 2 they had to feed all alfalfa, lost a lot of them. You do not want then close to a road, 2-3 fences back or they will be on the road all the time. They are harder on fences then the elk at the elk farm. Never walk in the pasture, always in a pickup or tractor. They have settled in after 25 years, need very little hay but the owner says you need 20 cows to keep a bull content, bison need a sizable herd to settle down. I have hauled them in enclosed trailers and bull racks, never want to haul them in an open top truck, even with 8' sides. Never had 1 go over but continually trying. They never settle in when being hauled, like cattle do. Always fighting being enclosed....James