Available bison vary from year to year, and all hunts are sold on a first-come / first-serve basis.
Bison, symbolic animals of the Great Plains, are often mistakenly called buffaloes. By any name, they are formidable beasts and the heaviest land animals in North America.
Bison stand some 5 to 6.5 feet (1.5 to 2 meters) tall at the shoulder, and can tip the scales at over a ton (907 kilograms). Despite their massive size, bison are quick on their feet. When the need arises, they can run at speeds up to 40 miles (65 kilometers) an hour. They sport curved, sharp horns that may grow to be two feet (61 centimeters) long.
State: Montana Season: July, August, October
Rifle only*: $6,250 - 1x1
The very scenic Flying D Ranch supports a bison herd of approximately 2,300 adult animals. These bison are minimally handled and are as close to wild bison as can be. We hunt the pre-rut and the rut of the bison. This is an incredible opportunity to witness vast herd of bison in natural habitat during the breeding season. Bison make a unique grunting and roaring sound that you’ll remember forever, especially if you get a chance to witness a fight!
Beards and hair are the longest during this time period and make incredible shoulder mounts. Mature bulls will weigh up to 2,500 lbs yielding 700+ lbs of meat.
A one day hunt on the 113,000 acre Flying D Ranch includes a trophy bull of hunter's choice, in-field transportation, lunch, and in-field processing. We will also deliver the bison to a local meat processor and the head to a local taxidermist. Hunter gets the head, hide, and meat. Most trophies will score 65-75 SCI points. Hunts to be scheduled July, August and October 1-15.
* We don't recommend archery hunting for trophy bulls. In 20 years of bison hunts, kills with a bow and arrow are only 2 in 1.