If you have access to such a truck, I personally would recommend it. I also recommend inviting a couple of friends to go with you to act as mules and help move the meat, or contact one of the companies that remove and process the meat for you. Processing a bison is a lot of work and if you have never processed beef, a bison is a lot more weight. If I ever draw as a resident, I will likely hire someone to move the bison for me and process it. The companies that specialize in removing bison and wild game generally have equipment to lift the carcass and a refrigerated container to haul it in back to the processing plant.Thanks for the PMs and info in the thread! We could not be more excited and still in disbelief that this is actually going to happen! With a second child on the way in December, it would be ideal to go on this hunt in October, so hopefully there will be some bulls on public that time of year. We are already scheming about our dream situation of pulling off a double on archery bulls, and whether or not we need to bring a semi refrigerated truck for all of the meat!.....and we can all dream of one dropping 5 yards form the road like Randy did this past year!!! What a pack out!
I hunted it last year without them.Thanks guys, I need all the help i can get. I wanted to try and use my bow but it almost sounds i will only being getting one shot unless i spend a month up there. Sounds like Tag and Drag is the way to go to get it out of there. Has anyone used Tag and Drag to guide them on there hunt?
I agree. Not necessary to use them since the known areas are really not much of a secret. However, if you don’t have a plan for meat extraction you may want to contact them.I hunted it last year without them.
Tag and Drag would be a good way to go if you do not own horses.
They can move so much faster than anyone else on foot.
They also call you when the bison are on the refuge.
Cow hunting can be frustrating.
They like to sit right on the border and then cross randomly.
Hunted 14 days last year and they only crossed twice.
After they crossed they were shot at and then moved onto the national forest or back into the park.
It is intense when they finally do cross.
My understanding is they typically start denning around the end of November. The season runs from the middle of August through January (depending on when they start feeding the elk).What is the rough timeline for hibernation in the area? I know it is varies year to year, but is there a time of year or conditions where one could still be aware and careful but likely facing a reduced risk of running into one?