Your hunt starts in the early hours of the day when you are picked up by your guide from the ranch house. Pasture size varies but is typically over 1,000 acres with varied terrain. A guide will assist in spotting and stalking the 2000 lb. mature bulls which can be easy or challenging. We work to accommodate the needs of each individual hunter. As the hunter, you will position your shot and be prepared for up to 200 yards away.
Once the shot is taken and it is deemed that the bull is safely down, we take the opportunity for pictures, honoring both the animal and the hunter. After, the animal is field dressed and loaded into the vehicle and taken to the ranch shop. Here, we skin and cut the carcass into halves. We have the capability to hang the carcass for cooling for a limited period of time.
If you are using a local processor (which we can provide information for), the animal can be transferred for processing. If you choose to haul the carcass yourself, our team will assist you in this process and help quarter the carcass for easier handling.
Many of these Durham Ranch bulls qualify for the prestigious Safari Club International’s Gold Category with several having scored in the top 25 for SCI, including the number 1 and number 3 bulls. The Durham Ranch Trophy Bison Hunt full-package includes lodging on the ranch at the Rock House. Included in all trophy hunts is the meat, the head and hide and the above-mentioned services. There is no license required for these bison hunts.
Hunting season for the trophy bison bulls is on a limited basis in October (3 to 4 hunts) for hunters who are looking to pair a bison hunt with an antelope hunt. For a hunter that is just looking for a bison hunt the season runs December into early February. The trophy bison hunts are the only hunts that are offered for the bison.
The hunting season typically sells out by spring. For additional information, current pricing, or booking your bison hunt please email or call. Spots are filling fast for next season.