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Attention Buffalo Hunters!

Post by Hovannes » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:07 pm

Pack a box of raisins, a Sharps carbine and head to the North Rim
https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/gra ... uction.htm
https://www.azbisonstewards.com/
This sounds like a lot of fun :chili:
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Post by durangopipe » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:14 pm

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Post by sweetandsour » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:10 pm

The May 17 deadline is just not doable for me this time, but I'll keep an eye on this for future dates. Thanks for posting!
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Post by Stanley76 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:12 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:14 pm
Yessir!

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I might have missed it but I saw no qualifying ammunition in 45-70 or 50-70. That eliminates modern falling block rifles I think. I've got a Browning High Wall in 45-70. It would be cool to take a buffalo with it, not that I could afford such a trip.
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Post by durangopipe » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:15 pm

Stanley76 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:12 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:14 pm
Yessir!

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I might have missed it but I saw no qualifying ammunition in 45-70 or 50-70. That eliminates modern falling block rifles I think. I've got a Browning High Wall in 45-70. It would be cool to take a buffalo with it, not that I could afford such a trip.
There are other places that provide buffalo hunts, and they allow those traditional buffalo rounds.
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Post by DepartedLight » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:34 pm

I like Buffalo nickels.

Does that count?
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Post by Hovannes » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:15 pm

If you want to shoot someone's buffalo, they'll charge $1,500 to $5,000.
You can shoot the National Park's Buffalo for $65 background check and the price of bullets.
Participants get a share of the meat but so far I haven't heard any mention of who gets the hides heads and horns.Image
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Post by sweetandsour » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:04 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:15 pm
If you want to shoot someone's buffalo, they'll charge $1,500 to $5,000.
You can shoot the National Park's Buffalo for $65 background check and the price of bullets.
Participants get a share of the meat but so far I haven't heard any mention of who gets the hides heads and horns.Image
I've got a fake buffalo robe now, that my wife won't allow in our bedroom. But I may order some bison steaks for the grill this summer.
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Post by Hovannes » Sat May 01, 2021 8:28 am

Isn't all buffalo meat plant based? :lol:
Here's a video on what to do next after bagging your buff at GCNP
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Post by durangopipe » Sat May 01, 2021 10:22 am

Hovannes wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 8:28 am
Isn't all buffalo meat plant based? :lol:
Here's a video on what to do next after bagging your buff at GCNP
Great video, Hov!
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Post by durangopipe » Sat May 01, 2021 10:24 am

Is anyone here thinking of applying?
(Not me - not in shape for it. :cry: )
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Post by gravel » Sat May 01, 2021 11:29 am

durangopipe wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 10:24 am
Is anyone here thinking of applying?
(Not me - not in shape for it. :cry: )
I’d be up for tromping around, but I’m not much a huntsman.

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Post by Thunktank » Sat May 01, 2021 11:36 am

durangopipe wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 10:24 am
Is anyone here thinking of applying?
(Not me - not in shape for it. :cry: )
It has crossed my mind. I already hunt AZ. Been saving up elk and deer points. I was at the south rim two weeks ago after our visit to Sedona and Jerome. But let’s face it, the odds of me actually getting the tag are very low. I don’t play the lottery, but maybe I should start?
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Post by tuttle » Mon May 03, 2021 7:24 am

I'm more of a Buffalo eater.

Also, HEY THUNK! :chili:
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Post by Hovannes » Mon May 03, 2021 12:34 pm

tuttle wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 7:24 am
I'm more of a Buffalo eater.

Also, HEY THUNK! :chili:
Buffalo is supposed to be very healthy, and I've had some that's quite delicious.
I never could get over the ethics of paying a huge amount of money to shoot a wooly cow in somebody's pasture though.
That's why I find the North Rim herd thinning so attractive.
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Post by durangopipe » Fri May 07, 2021 12:00 am

“BBC” wrote: Grand Canyon lottery to kill bison gathers 45,000 entries

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Over 45,000 people have applied to cull bison in the Grand Canyon after the US National Park Service (NPS) requested volunteers to help with overpopulation.

The famed national park in Arizona is seeking 12 "skilled volunteers" to reduce the herd, which has grown large enough to cause environmental damage.

The event is not being classified as a "hunt", as hunting is forbidden in US national parks.

Some environmentalists have warned the move could set a dangerous precedent.

The lottery opened on Monday and closed after 48 hours with 45,040 applicants.

An initial 25 names will be selected. After being vetted by park officials for skills including marksmanship, 12 people will be given the opportunity to kill a bison in the park's North Rim area.

Volunteers are permitted to bring a support crew along, according to the NPS rules. Bison can weigh over 2,000lbs (900kg), but the sharp-shooters must carry out any meat on foot without the help of motorised transport or pack animals.

The event will take place in rugged, rocky and sometimes snowy terrain, with elevations exceeding 8,000ft (2,440m).

Officials say the pilot programme is required after the herd rapidly grew to 600 bison in recent years. The NPS hopes to bring the herd residing on the North Rim down to about 200 in order to reduce trampling of Native American archaeological sites, soil erosion and water contamination.

Before being hunted to near-extinction in the 19th Century, bison (which are also known in the US as buffalo) roamed across much of the continent. An estimated 30 to 60 million bison were reduced to only about 400 by the late 1800s.

But environmentalists say there is little evidence that the Grand Canyon was ever part of their historic range.

According to historians, the North Rim herd was introduced to the area after a frontiersman's failed attempt to interbreed bison with cattle in the early 1900s.
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