By Harry Morse, CorrespondentEditor Note: This month, correspondent Harry Morse looks at options to take an outstanding bison in the lower 48. In a future issue, he'll look at opportunities in Canada and Alaska.
"Bison hunting" conjures up visions of buckskin-clad hunters with a Sharps rifle stalking giant shaggy beasts on the open prairie. For many modern hunters, these symbols of the West are a hunt of a lifetime, whether it is a coveted draw hunt in the rugged and remote Henry Mountains of Utah or stalking a bison herd on Brown's Hunting Ranch where Dances with Wolves
was filmed. A bison hunt can be as easy as driving in an air-conditioned pickup truck or it can be a bone chilling experience at 6,700 feet in December. Any way you go, bison make impressive mounts and provide mounds of excellent meat.
There are several options to make the dream come true in the lower 48. Draw hunts in Wyoming and Utah are the hottest hunts and are currently producing some of the biggest bulls in the Boone and Crockett book......