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Wild Idea Buffalo Blog

July 01, 2020

July Monthly Special

Meet Jared & Olivia, who became familiar with Wild Idea Buffalo Co. when they bought the book Buffalo for the Broken Heart by Dan O’Brien (founder) on their honeymoon, five years ago. Thereafter, they became customers.

bison top sirloin


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June 24, 2020

Large Landscape Grazing

Wild Idea Buffalo Co. and the sourcing partners we work with, all practice Large Landscape Grazing, which allow the bison to be and behave like real bison, roaming over miles of prairie grasslands. 

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June 16, 2020

Wild Idea and POC

Though we strongly support Black Lives Matter and People of Color (POC), we rarely even see black people. Some people and companies in the American West use this fact as an excuse to disengage from the current upheaval in our current race relations. That excuse is both ignorant and cowardly.

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June 12, 2020

Build Your Best Burger Winners!

This past May, in honor of National Burger Month, we encouraged our Wild customers to build their best burger and the results are in...

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May 22, 2020

Buffalo vs Bison

One question that we often receive is: “What is the difference between buffalo and bison?" Quite simply, both names refer to the same animal. Understandably, this has caused some confusion, but both terms are used interchangeably, and both are accepted.


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May 19, 2020

National Photography Month

May is National Photography Month and what better way to honor this artful observance than with a collection of beautiful buffalo photos from our 2020 calendar... just in cased you missed picking one up!

dark with highlights closeup photo of a bison

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May 09, 2020

Baby Buffalo!

With spring's arrival comes once again, the regeneration of the prairie and a brand-new batch of baby buffaloes!

Here's a few with their dear mums - we hope it brightens your day! 

Buffalo Calf

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May 05, 2020

In "This" Lies an Opportunity

About ten years ago when I started helping Dan manage the ranch, one of the first things he taught me about buffalo, was that for every attempt failed, lies an opportunity. It’s a concept that I’ve embraced since that day.

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April 29, 2020

Our Food Supply

However, this is NOT true of all meat or food production, including your bison meat that comes from Wild Idea Buffalo Company (FYI reminder: 92% of bison that are raised for food are finished in the cattle feed-lot model). As the fear and awareness of how and where our food comes from rises, and as industrialized meat plants are closed around the country, we wanted to share with you the how, why and where the bison meat products you purchase from us come from.

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April 22, 2020

Restore, Regenerate, Reclaim

There is an 80-acre patch of ground in the center of our buffalo ranch that sometime in the past was plowed up and planted with crested wheatgrass. Whether the work was done using modern, John Deere–type equipment or by a couple of guys behind a mule pulling a beat-up harrow, hand-broadcasting seed, I do not know. But I’m pretty sure however it was done, the people that did it believed that they were improving the land.

dan sitting in a truck dirty with a red bandana around his neck

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