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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  • Love this year’s calendar! Would love to see more seasonal photos throughout this year. And I’ve been enjoying your bison steaks for years!

    Jane Thorpe
  • We ate our first meal with Truly Grass Fed Bison today. It was highly anticipated. My husband and I served and ate in silence. Almost a reverence atmosphere in the air filled the dinning room. It is an honor to eat such an amazing animal. The flavor of this meat is superior to any other meat we’ve had. Thank you for the wonderful job you are doing. Maybe one day we’ll visit the farm. That would be an amazing dream come true.

    Cristine Hawatmeh
  • Belated Christmas Greetings and a huge thank you for the photos!

    Daryl Peterson
  • Merci de partager ces belles photos. J’ai visité votre ranche au mois de juin 2017 avec le groupe UIAD de Grenoble (France). Quels contrastes au niveau des paysages et des températures, la riviére Cheyenne gelée !!! Les bisons sont magnifiques dans leur élément naturel.

  • Great photos. Although they are more than acclimated to living in that climate, I am not. Just looking gives me a chill.That’s why I hang my hat in Florida.

    Donnie Young
  • Awesome

  • Jill, thank you for the beautiful photos of the magnificent buffalo. And also a special thank you for your recipes. My family is healthier because of the work being done at Wild Idea and we are so thankful for it! Blessings to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Donna Ziehm
  • Truly amazing.

    Pamela Downs
  • Thanks for the wonderful winter pictures. It is just amazing how well the buffalo can handle the winter weather. Merry Christmas to all of you at Wild Idea Buffalo Company. May you always have God’s blessings in all you do. Love, Don

    Donald G Meyer
  • Thank you again for providing us with the best buffalo possible. Love your photos & a chance to see them on the plains where they live. Happy Holidays to you all & may the coming year bring you many blessings.

    Georgia Clark
  • Thanks for the great photos and narratives. I love seeing the buffalo, they were my mother’s favorite animal. If she was still alive she would be a frequent visitor to the ranch. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Jay Garwood
  • Thanks for the photos. Merry Christmas from Kentucky.

    Jon Hatten
  • Merry Christmas wishes to all at Wild Idea. Your hard work and dreams give hope to the world.

    Kathy Treanor
  • Happy Solstice to all y’all as well!! Thank you for the beautiful pictures of these majestic beings! Much Love and Respects! Ah’ho!

    Michael Berryhill
  • Thank you and wished for everyone that the year ends well and the new one dawns well for the buffalo, the land and all who work with them. Thank you.

    Cheves Leland

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