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Bowhunting Bison in the Lower 48

Bison have two classifications: The Plains Bison, and the Woods Bison. Pope and Young uses one category for their entry into the records book. The Pope and Young minimum score is 100. While Woods Bison is the largest of the two species, they are most prevalent in the NWT's where they can not legally be hunted with a bow and arrow, however they can be hunted with a rifle. While there are a couple of locations in the lower 48 and Alaska that are now classified as "free roaming herd", and can be entered into the record book, they all require that you either draw for the permit, or purchase one of the few tags available through various actions. Should you draw, the Henry Mountains of Utah is the area where most past bowhunters have been successful. BSC will help you get lined up with an outfitter should you draw.

There is a herd of free ranging bison in the northeastern portion of British Columbia that are eligible for the P & Y record book. There are a few tags that can be sold to non- resident aliens here. BSC has made arrangements to book BSC clients on these hunts and will assist you in getting your license. Bowhunts take place in late November. It is not an easy bowhunt, and BSC clients are urged to be in good physical condition. Transportation is on snowmobile and quads, but a lot of leg work is involved in stalking up canyons once the bison are located. Even this late in the year, they can be seen high on the mountains and the bowhunter needs to go mentally prepared.

BSC has located a couple of large ranches in the Lower 48 that provide great bowhunting sport should clients not be successful in being able to draw tags in locations that would allow their animals to enter into P & Y.

Mark Buehrer
North American Consultant
mark@bowhuntingsafari.com

Jay Osting
North American Consultant
jay@bowhuntingsafari.com