At this point, Young says he has sent half a dozen clients on this hunt, some of whom have taken B & C-class bison. Young describes this hunt as a nostalgic western experience, where clients can enjoy the romance of an old-time bison hunt in the same land that Jeremiah Johnson and Sitting Bull walked and hunted. Appropriately, these hunts are conducted from a rustic cabin located near the bison range. By rustic, Young says he means there is no running water but there is generator power and a wood-burning stove. Hunters ride out on horseback, ATV or a 4wd vehicle in search of the herd. Once the hunters locate a group of bison, they set out on foot to glass and stalk the bull of choice. Hunts run $3,500 for three days and include pick up and return to the airport in Billings, Montana, or Sheridan, Wyoming, meals, accommodations and 2 x 1 guiding. Hunters may use rifles, muzzleloaders or bows to take their bulls.
According to Young, this is the largest free-ranging herd of bison in North American. Approximately 1,400 animals roam about freely on a 100,000-acre plateau where there are no fences of any kind.
We are eager to receive subscriber-written reports on this hunt, so do check in if you are among those who have gone afield in the land of the Crow. In the meantime, we took it upon ourselves to call Hunting Report subscriber Don Horne, one of the references Young gave us. Horne says he went on this hunt last season and took what he calls a "respectable" bison. He says he saw several hundred animals during his hunt and was able to........(continued)