In 2005, renowned author, outdoorsman, and host of Netflix’s television series MeatEater - Steve Rinella - won a lottery permit to hunt wild bison (also colloquially known as buffalo) in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. With only 24 permits granted per year and facing 1,303 other brave applicants, he beat the odds of 50 to 1 to get this chance of a lifetime.
Great article! I always wondered why bison tasted more irony than beef. You answered that! If you’re interested in an awesome ranch that uses Bison, you should check out Roam Ranch in Texas. They are the ranch that raises Force of Nature bison products. They use the bisons as a way to regenerate the land and help other animals there thrive as well. They’re awesome people and have a lot of great events at their ranch, which we actually attended, and learned so much about regenerative agriculture as a whole. They also have a yearly bison harvest!