Cowboy Heaven Consulting, LLC
6116 Walker Road
Bozeman, MT 59715
A neighbor has a handful of two and a half year olds available,
as well as a couple of four year old cows, all 900-1000# on the
hoof. This is strictly a meat thing, not a hunt. In fact he shoots
them, keeping stress to a minimum, & then guts and loads them.
We're just down the road, still offering a skin/quarter/cool/robe/skull
service, in fact he's hauled them down here with his tractor before.
On sale! Price reduced to $1600, basically
for bison these days.
Alas, the Flying D has
cancelled their bison harvest operation.
Politics. Bah. Humbug!!
We're now offering a bison skin/quarter/cool service, plus
skull cleaning and robe tanning, doing business as Buffalo
|These hunts take place on the famous Flying D ranch. This
historic 113,500 acre ranch is one of the gems of Montana, if
not the world. It borders the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area
in the Spanish Peaks, and runs north into the fertile
Gallatin Valley. East to west, it entirely spans the country
between the Gallatin and Madison rivers. It is simply one
of the most gorgeous settings imaginable. I've hiked and
hunted the adjacent public lands extensively, as well as the Flying
D itself during bison and elk hunts, and can personally attest
that it is a unique thrill to look out over such a vast
scope of country, see herds of bison, elk, and deer, and know
that not only is the view unchanged from hundreds of years ago,
but it is going to remain that way. The owner has placed
the property into a conservation easement that prohibits future
development, and it takes no imagination at all to transport yourself
back a couple of hundred years. What activity could possibly
mesh better with that scenario than a bison hunt!?
The Flying D has offered trophy bison hunts for some time now
(see the subsequent list for details), but in 2001 they decided
to add cow and yearling bison
hunts and harvests. These have turned out to be enormously
popular. We're approaching 3000 participants, and customer
satisfaction surveys indicate they were overwhelmingly pleased
with the experience. The meat is superb, the robes and
skulls provide lasting memories, the setting is scenic, and
the professionalism and friendliness of the guides impressed
everyone who participated. Needless to say, we're thrilled
to be one of the few agents selected to offer these hunts, and
expect them to be continue to be very popular.
- Trophy Bull Bison- $4000.00
A one-day hunt on the full expanse of the ranch. Includes
a trophy bull of the hunter's choice, guide, in-field transportation,
lunch, and in-field processing. Your bison will be
delivered to a local meat processor, and the head to a local
taxidermist (other arrangements can be made if you desire,
although I can personally vouch for the quality of both operations).
Most trophies will score 65-75 SCI points. Hunts take
place during June, July, September, October, and December.
- Mature Bull Harvest- $1995.00
<Update; We recently had a client
take a management bull that scored 70 SCI, which concidentally
is the same as the one pictured below. That translates to
an astounding 20+" horn length, with over 16" bases.
Truly impressive specimens, they are...
Availability on big bulls is
extremely tight this year, and they go fast. If that's of
interest, call us
at 1-877-613-0404 or e-mail.
This harvest takes place in about a 200 acre pasture along
the Madison River. This is a harvest, as opposed to a hunt
(see our thoughts on this under the Cow Bison below).
These are big bulls, though, ranging from 3-12 years old,
and are excellent for mounting or a rug. Plus, you will
have a whole lot of bison burger. <update> During
the '03 season there were about 40 of these mature bulls released
into a pasture of about a mile square in a very remote, scenic
area of the ranch. They promptly knocked the fence down, and
the folks who participated in that hunt found it closely resembled
the trophy bull hunt, at substantial savings. That sort of
thing may come up again, so stay tuned....
Furnished is guide, in-field processing, and loading into
your truck. Weapon of your choice; muzzleloader, archery,
pistol, big-bore rifle, etc.
Cow Bison $850.00
This cow harvest takes place at the pastures on the west
side of the Madison River, November through January.
The setting is scenic, and with the Madison Buffalo Jump
State Park a few miles down the river, there is some precedent
for harvesting buffalo in the area! These cows are
already sorted, and you'll have your choice of numerous
animals. Furnished is guide, in-field processing,
and loading into your truck. The robes are prime at
this time of year. Realistically,
I will not call this a hunt, it is a harvest. It's
not like you're shooting them in a corral or something,
though, the harvest pasture is about 160 acres. It's a good
setting, in the bluffs along the Madison River, and truth
be known, while they're nothing if not unpredictable, generally
speaking buffalo are not as cagy as, say, a trophy whitetail.
They're the big meal deal of the plains, and that's how
God meant it to be! In spite of what some would like
to think, meat doesn't just magically appear on the grocery
store shelf, and this offers you the opportunity to go harvest
your own meat, right in the same country where they were
born and lived. Besides, this meat is as pure as it
gets, a far cry from the genetically engineered, hormone
and steroid laden product served up by the giant agribusiness
corporations that dominate the food industry today.
- Yearling Bison- $695-$995
This harvest takes place in
October, November, December, and January for 1½ year old animals.
These are the best "meat" bison available, and you
can literally cut the steaks with a (plastic) spoon.
Their robes are prime, and you'll have your choice of several
animals. Most will weigh 700-800#, with a few in the
other size ranges. Furnished is guide, in-field processing,
and loading into your truck.
- 500-600#- $695.00
- 600-700#- $795.00
- 700-800#- $895.00
- 800-900#- $995.00
These bison hunts are offered on a first-come, first-served
basis. We're getting a high percentage of repeat and referral
bookings, so I recommend you book early. A very modest
deposit of only $250.00 (non-refundable) will reserve your hunt.
Don't pass up this opportunity to hunt bison, in a stunning
setting, at an unbelievably reasonable price! Call 1-877-613-0404
toll-free, or e-mail us for info or to reserve your