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    This is OffTopic for sure.
    Anybody want to come over to my place and whack a 2 yr old bison? That's about a ton.
    I want to buy a side, the rancher can probably sell the other side. Done this for 15 years.
    The butcher is all lined up. End of November. -20C, 3' of snow or +5C and rain, hard to say.
    You get the head, hide and all the rest that you want.
    In the meantime, I'll put you up and feed you all the bison that you can possibly hold.
    Brian T

  • #2
    Hey RV, I'm thinking you made that offer in jest, but if you didn't and we didn't live a continent apart I'd take you up on that offer in a second.I have eaten bison on one occasion in the past and really enjoyed it (similar to moose in my opinion) and have also used their horns to make powderhorns when I was active in the blackpowder sports. The -20C and 3' of snow doesn't sound all that great though.....
    If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...


    • #3
      Never had bison but I understand it tastes like steak.
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      • #4
        Well, one way or another, I expect to call and take a side of bison in late November, as usual.
        I'm a long-term customer, 15 years now. No interest nor plans for any of the rest of it.

        It is good. Much of it is cut-it-with-a-fork tender. Usually 2-yr old animals.
        Since it's so lean, you just need to learn to cook a little differently.
        Brian T


        • #5
          Brian, My folks had a meat processing plant, which I was activity in until I was 24. One of the last things I killed on the killing floor was a old bull. I will never forget that day. I remember I had to take the head off a certain way so it could be mounted. It weight 165 lbs. Splitting the carcass in half was like cutting granite. Whew what an experience.
          . . .JoeB
          . . .JoeB


          • #6
            When company comes, I'll pack the spotting scope and a tripod for a peek at the bison if they're out of the trees.

            The old ones are big. They are all very boney. 165# for a head does not surprise me at all. They just "look" heavy!

            Cleaned quarters from a 2-yr old can go 150 - 200# each and as much as 1/3 bone.
            These people use log skidders, front-end loaders and power saws.

            Brian T