Fill your fridge with Wyoming bison

JACKSON, Wyo. — Picture it: the thrill of a bison hunt, followed by the satisfaction of eating meat you harvested and prepared yourself.

You can make that dream a reality at CL Bar Ranch. The ranch now offers bison hunts and harvests of its own cow bison, and even trophy bulls when available. Anyone can now experience bison meat directly from the source, and support local butchers in the process.

Experienced and beginner hunters alike are welcome to participate in the harvest process, and participants can be as hands on (or hands off) as they want.

There’s no permit or license required; all CL Bar Ranch asks is for you to provide sufficient transportation (trailer or pickup truck) of the carcass following the harvest. CL Bar Ranch staff will provide onsite transportation to the herd, assist in the hunt as much as participants want, remove the carcass from the field, and gut and skin the animal in preparation for butchering. Ranch staff will recommend local butchers and taxidermists.

The whole process can take anywhere from one to two hours. Bison cows generally weigh 900-1100 pounds and yield 400-450 lbs of meat — enough to feed a family for a whole year! The harvest includes the entire bison — so hide, head, meat, and guts. It’s all yours to keep.

The CL Bar Ranch is located just outside of Pinedale and offers breathtaking views of the Wind River Range. People from all over have tried bison hunting and have raved about the meat quality and experience.

To get started on your bison harvest, call 307-389-3381 or email clbarwy@gmail.com.

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