Winter Photos & Facts

As the Winter Solstice approaches and the temperatures drop and the snow starts to fly, most of us bundle up and prepare for the elements.

The buffalo have bundled up too, in their natural, woolly, winter coats. 

Their thick layers of fur allow them to withstand temperatures of minus forty degrees below zero.

When the snow is heavy, they use their big heads, supported by the muscles in their hump to push through the the snow and forge for food if necessary. 

Wild Idea’s buffalo roam over large prairie landscapes 365 days a year, much like they did hundreds of years ago.

This is not true of all bison companies.

The majority (90%) of the bison raised in this country and in Canada for food, are raised in the cattle feedlot model. 


Not us. 

Bison are the largest native herbivore on the American Great Plains. They evolved not only to survive on the always-changing prairie landscape, but to thrive.

Bison can run up to forty miles per hour, jump up to six feet vertically, pivot quickly on their tiny hooves, and are also strong swimmers.
We think allowing the buffalo to be buffalo is critical in their health, our environments health and our health. And, we thank you for caring about those issues too. 
Wishing you all a wonderful Winter Solstice! jill
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  • Merry Christmas to all our beautiful Bison, Jill, Dan and family!

    Patti P
  • Those photos made my day complete! And the buffalo petit filets that we ate for dinner rank as the best meat I’ve ever eaten! Long may your herd endure…Thank you for helping to bring back our Great Plains & our buffalo heritage!

    Danny Swanson
  • Mahalo for the photos

    Joe Quick
  • What amazing beautiful Animals!! Makes me realize how AWESOME God is!
    Marry Christmas

  • What a fabulous photographic display. Thank you, for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  • grew up on a ranch in North-Central Montana Parents sold it when I was 12 but when adults would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew my answer Cowboy

    Mike Myers
  • Wishing both you and Dan, a wonderful and joyous Christmas this year. Thank you for all that you do.

  • Thanks to all at WIB for all you do. And tell the buffalo thank you, too. Happy Holidays!

    Liz Aicher
  • Every photo is frameable!! Thank you for sharing. You all deserve a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  • Great photos. Thanks for letting them graze naturally. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Lori Oakes
  • Thanks, Jill for sharing those terrific pics.

  • you guys are what doing it right means, in bringing a feast for the eyes and a feast for the body, wholesome and healthy.

    happy happy, joy joy.

  • Thank you for sharing and all that you do.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Silvia Pye
  • The eyes…..

    Rebecca Hanson
  • Great photo of these wonderful animals living as they should, Wish more could live the same.
    Thank you for all your efforts.

    Charles Maxfield

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