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Wild Idea Buffalo Blog

June 14, 2018

Best Burger Ever!

Wild Idea’s “Buff Burgers” are perfect for the health-conscious eater, that doesn’t want to compromise on taste. Or, maybe you just want to indulge in the best burger of your life! Check it out for yourself - here. View article

June 06, 2018

Meet Our Founding Father

Dan O’Brien is an owner of the Cheyenne River Buffalo Ranch and the founding father of Wild Idea Buffalo Company. 

As a kid growing up in Findlay, Ohio, Dan could be found playing sports or playing outdoors, investigating nature. On a family vacation to the Black Hills of South Dakota when he was twelve, he looked out the car window towards the prairie and said, “This is where I’m going to live someday.”
Dan O'Brien Buffalo Rancher

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May 31, 2018

Prairie Garden

If one is looking to regenerate the prairie - rain sure does help! In the past two weeks we’ve received almost eight inches of precipitation.  Layered with days of warm sunshine, the prairie has turned into a paradise. 

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May 18, 2018

Bird Blitz - 2018

I didn’t know this until a week ago, but every year The Nature Conservancy organizes a bird count on the lands that they protect by either outright ownership or through conservation easements. Our ranch is protected from development or exploitation by a TNC conservation easement so we are eligible to participate in what they call the Bird Blitz. The idea is to count as many bird species as possible in a twenty-four hour period. This year the day of the Blitz was May 18.


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May 11, 2018

Mother's Day at the Ranch

We hope you enjoy this special "Mother's Day Collection" of photos. Wishing all of the mom's, a wonderful Mother's Day.  

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April 27, 2018

The Return of the American Bison

You are going to love this short film, "The Return of the American Bison," produced by Nebraska Educational Television. It features our own Dan O'Brien, with the majority of the bison footage filmed on our ranch. The drone shots are spectacular, and they will give you a better idea of where your buffalo meat comes from and how it is raised. You don’t want to miss it! 
Buffalo Herd

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April 21, 2018

Earth Day - Forty-Seven Years Later

I remember the first Earth Day. It was such a wonderful idea, everyone pitches in to adjust the trajectory of mankind’s relationship to Earth and we wouldn’t have to face the destruction of our home. In those days most of us were thinking about recycling pop bottles, putting out bird feeders, stopping the dumping raw of sewage into our waterways, and picking up hamburger wrappers that were routinely slung out of the windows of really fast cars that got about eight miles to the gallon.

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April 13, 2018

2018 Latest Arrivals

This past week our first calves arrived on the Cheyenne River Ranch! It is always such an exciting time. A time that is full of hope and possibilities, making one believe that our mission of prairie regeneration can continue to grow.

New Buffalo Calf

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April 06, 2018

The Endless Prairie Wind

Now we move into spring. Both the Ides of March and the Vernal Equinox have passed. Dawn comes a little earlier each morning; the sun eases itself little-by-little northward in the eastern sunrise sky. The prairie winds blow and whistle and sometimes howl. But, if you are going to live on the prairie, you will live with the winds.
Prairie Sunrise
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March 30, 2018

Signs of Spring

Although winter has held us in it's clutches for far too long, spring is starting to show itself. Here are a few photos of March on the ranch.
Sharp-tailed Grouse
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