45-70 Bullet for Bison Hunt

375 JDJ

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So I have a question for those who have hunted bison before, what did you do with the head and hide?

My plan was to get a shoulder mount done, have the skull cleaned and the hide tanned as a couch blanket but I wasn’t sure how much of the hide a shoulder mount would take? Based on the pictures online it doesn’t look like they use anything past the hump for the robe.

Also since we are on the post hunt side of the topic does anyone have any good recipes for bison?
Bison burgers are real good i would cook it and season it like you would beef
 

lilharcher

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My rug I had done…..super happy with it. Did a euro mount with beetles doing the dirty work. I highly suggest the bettle method with a bison head, as the naval cavity is super delicate and the beetles do it justice!!
 

Bob Wright

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I’m going to the Dismal River Club in Nebraska which worked the best for what I wanted to do. I had looked around for a few years at applying to hunt some of the wild herds but in all honesty with the tag cost, low non resident tag counts leading to long wait time, high pressure in small areas just outside the parks and no guarantee of a shot at a nice bull it just seemed like a lot of effort for very little benefit over hunting one on a ranch.

On the flip side I absolutely have no interest in hunting the equivalent of a fluffy cow where they are raised by people so you are just walking up to them at 20 yards and shooting which it seemed like a bunch of ranch hunts offered. Based on the research that I did the bison on the Dismal River only get human interaction when they are hunted so they tend to behave more like wild animals from what I’ve seen.

This also location also works out as they offer upland bird hunting as well so my Dad and Brother will come with me as observers on the bison hunt and then we will spend the rest of the trip hunting pheasants together.
Sounds like an awesome hunt for all.
 

Bob Wright

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After reading all the comments about Paper Patched bullets in a 45-70, look at a reamer print/SAAMI Spec sheet. The 45-70 Government was not intended to use long heavy paper patched rounds (no freebore), so you should look at it to see if your chamber throat can handle the longer/heavier PP cast slugs. You may have a long throat, or not....
There are Dual Diameter molds available to produce a bore rider/drive band, but those may be grease groove only. So, do some homework and know what you're buying, be it bullets or molds and your chamber design.
I'm building a 77 Sharp's from scratch, and I'm kind of in the chambering research phase now.
I wish you success on your hunt!
 
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