The Art of Bison Persuasion

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This past week I had the chance to ride along to bring in a herd of buffalo from their winter grazing grounds on the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands. Dan and Colton had been bringing bunches in all week and we hoped this was the last group.

 

Their winter pasture consists of 24,000 acres, which can make finding them a challenge. If they are miles away in rough terrain, it may take days to get them close to the river and onto their summer pasture. If this is the case we will either use horses or ATV'S and get behind them at a distance, making a presence, to encourage them to head for home. When they are within a couple of miles we will use a different approach, which is featured in the video. It may not be as sexy as a bunch of cowboys running open with a herd of stampeding buffalo in front of them, but it is less stressful on the buffalo and the people. I hope you enjoy it!

 

 

40 comments

  • Posted on by Beverly J Rubino MD

    Jill,
    This is AWESOME! Thank you SO VERY MUCH for sharing this!
    Love to see video of the buffalo!
    Dr B

  • Posted on by Christine

    This is a great video and brings back memories. We were fortunate enough to go on one of those roundups some years back with Gervaise. It was one of the most astounding things I’ve ever seen. Keep up the good work you are doing out there.

  • Posted on by Keith Lewis

    Beautiful. I appreciated your comment re: less stress on the buffalo. And it was nice to see their apparent happiness when arriving at new pastures.

  • Posted on by Alia

    Thank you. We need to treat all animals with respect! Your product is simply THE BEST!

  • Posted on by Thomas Carr

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing – I’ll be sharing with others.

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