December 15 through January (Week day hunts to accomodate processing of meat)
Here is your chance to experience a taste of the American bison’s storied history! This hunt will take you back to a time when massive herds of bison roamed the Great Plains. Once numbering in the millions, they were nearly exterminated in the 19th century due to commercial hunting, slaughter and the introduction of bovine diseases. Through sound management of ranchers, hunters, and state and national governments, the American bison’s rebound has been incredible.
This hunt takes place in the heart of the scenic Nebraska Sandhill’s on a large private ranch. This historic ranch was the site of “The Battle of Blue Water”, the first major conflict between the U.S. Military and the Sioux Indians from 1854 to 1856. It is also the site of a naturally occurring spring called “Gusher Springs.” Gusher Springs is believed to be the second largest spring in Nebraska with a measured flow of 3,750 gal./min.
This outfitter is offering a limited number of trophy bison hunts annually. These are all 100% DNA tested pure Bison. Trophy bulls are 8 years of age or older and range from 1700-2000 lbs. The ranch is home to 4,000 head of bison. These hunts are conducted on 3000-5000 acre tracts of land. You and your guide will hunt by glassing for the bulls from a 4×4 pickup or UTV and then putting a final stalk together on foot to get in range. There are also meat cow hunts available that will provide your family many healthy meals. Lodging is in a nice, fully furnished ranch house, and home cooked meals are served daily.
******** This bison hunt qualifies for the GSCO Super 10, Super 25 and the Super Slam *********
All hunts include the entire animal.
Trophy Bull: $7500
Included in price of the hunt
Easy: Farm or ranch hunts from stands or blinds. Substantial use of 4x4 pickups, UTVs. Most whitetail deer hunts.
Medium: These hunts are mostly conducted on private ranches. Species include mule deer, elk, antelope, some caribou and African plains game hunts. Moderate to light hiking each day in semi-mountainous terrain.
Hard: These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, hunting species such as elk, moose, bear, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.
Difficult: All sheep hunts, goat, most grizzly and brown bear, some mountain lion and elephant. The terrain and/or animals can involve some dangerous situations. These hunts will probably require extreme physical endurance and some athletic ability.
Lodging, meals, in-field transportation, in-field trophy care, game transport to meat processing plant.
Shipping of meat/Trophy, Meat Processing, Airfare, Gratuities, Taxidermy, and Personal Items.
Lodging is in a nice, fully furnished ranch house
Day 1: Fly to Denver, Colorado, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, or North Platte, Nebraska. Rent a car and drive to the Oshkosh, Nebraska where the outfitter will meet you and escort you to the Lodge.
Days 2: Bison hunt.
Day 3: Depart camp and begin your return trip home. (You may need to overnight on Day 3 in Ogallala Nebraska, depending on the processing time of your bison)
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.