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High Plains Slam

The high plains of our beautiful country truly have become a second home to me–a home where, like in the song, I have been blessed to have taken not only buffalo, but deer and antelope too! As we know,High-Plains-slam-sunset-on-the-plainsthe proper terms are bison, mule deer, and pronghorn, but since the song resonates so well with so many folks, I’ll stick with buffalo and antelope, as used by Brewster Higley in his famous song. Continue reading High Plains Slam

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Record Book Top American Bison

americanbisonrangemapAfter the walrus, the bison is the largest North American game animal. Large bulls can measure 5-6 feet (1.5 to 1.8 m) at shoulder, and weigh 1,600-2,200 pounds (725-1,000 kg), occasionally as much as 3,000 pounds (1,350 kg). Females are much smaller, weighing about 900 pounds (400 kg) or less.