A Hunt at the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch
Why Hunt Yearling Bison?
- For the meat : Unlike older trophy bulls who are only good for
ground meat, yearling bison produce superior cuts: steaks, roasts, and ribs that
can't be beat, in addition to plenty of burger and sausage.
- For the mount : A young animal can still make an impressive
skull mount - and again, unlike big trophy bulls, you do not need a huge
room to display it in.
- For the hide : Tan it with the hair on, or for the leather.
- For the experience : You will be partaking in a great, historic
High Plains hunting tradition.
- For the value : You will be paying half of what the least
expensive hunts for mature bulls cost.
Why hunt at the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch?
We are a working ranch, not a game farm operation.
Our foundation herd is comprised of cows and bulls from excellent
bloodlines, and they produce top-quality offspring. All of our animals are
raised from birth in their natural environment, on High Plains hard grass
prairie. We see hunting as a far more natural and humane way of restoring
the bison to their native habitat, and turning them into meat, than
consigning them to a feedlot or slaughterhouse. The field kill not only
produces the finest meat, but is most respectful of the animal.
The buffalo that you shoot has fed on our grass and grass
hay since birth, has never received any feed supplements other than
minerals, salt and limited amounts of grain-based feed cake, and has never
been inoculated with antibiotics, hormones, or insecticides. The meat from
our animals is totally natural.
How Does a Hunt Work?
You will need no more than one day. Arriving early in the
morning, you will be ready to leave with your field-dressed bison before
Our bison roam freely in large pastures. We will guide you. Like
other outfitting operations, we will ask you to sign a liability waiver
upon your arrival. We will ask you to sight in your rifle on a target at
seventy-five yards. This will assure that you and your rifle are accurate.
We will take you to the herd, give you your choice among two or three
animals, and indicate when you should shoot after you and we have mutually
agreed upon your animal. We will give you al reasonable amount of time and
up to three shots. We reserve the fight to finish off a wounded bison
after the third shot. We do not permit handguns, bows, or muzzleloaders. A
magnum caliber, if possible, is recommended to assist in a clean kill. The
old buffalo rifle calibers have also proven to be effective.
We will provide the presence of a skinner to gut, skin, and quarter your buffalo. The fee for this service is on the Costs of a Hunt page. He is a private contractor and is paid directly by you on the day of the hunt. You can take your meat with you, or we can recommend to you a local butcher who will process your animal.
We do not currently provide meals or lodging.
Availability is limited.
Early reservations are
HUNTING SEASON: November 1 to December 31
For more information, call 406-775-8808
calls after 9 p.m. Mountain Time.
Doug and Mary Stange
Crazy Woman Bison Ranch
Chalk Buttes Road
Ekalaka, Montana 59324
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