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Author Topic: TRADITIONAL AMERICAN BISON (BUFFALO) RANGE  (Read 1301 times)

Offline BubbaBrown

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TRADITIONAL AMERICAN BISON (BUFFALO) RANGE
« on: May 03, 2009, 02:36:59 PM »
I found a map of the Traditional Bison Range and thought I'd post it, since Jeep posted about a buffalo kill. I learned as a kid in Shevesport, LA that buffalo once roamed the area around Shrevesport and all of North Louisiana. According to this Smithsonian map the range was quite large. Now you know why we have game laws.
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Re: TRADITIONAL AMERICAN BISON (BUFFALO) RANGE
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 02:53:34 PM »
Hey Bubbabrown thanks, One cool note about that Buffalo I got was that it was in Nebraska outside Gordon. There is a place on that property where Indian's use to stampede the Buffalo to get them to run towards a steep 40 foot drop. They would stampede over the edge and a few would break bones thus making it easier for the Tribe to harvest them. I've hunted that property 3 different years and each year I would find old Buffalo bones out there, The rancher has some old skulls from that area. We call that location on his property the Buffalo Jump and we use it as a reference point. example; start off about 1 mile north of the buffallo jump and travel down the river to Antelope Creek, then... Anyway its very cool hunting out there with is history and yes we even found arrow heads.
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Re: TRADITIONAL AMERICAN BISON (BUFFALO) RANGE
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 08:53:19 AM »
Cool Thanks for the Info.
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Re: TRADITIONAL AMERICAN BISON (BUFFALO) RANGE
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 09:10:16 AM »


man that would have been somthing to seen them and the size of that herd! in the hay day when they were alll over

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Re: TRADITIONAL AMERICAN BISON (BUFFALO) RANGE
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 09:17:02 AM »
Yes the range was most of the US, plus parts of Mexico and Canada as I understand it,  this site http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/americanbison.htm has a nice writeup on the American Bison and some really nice photos
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Re: TRADITIONAL AMERICAN BISON (BUFFALO) RANGE
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 11:15:21 PM »
Two great examples of the abundance of game in North America before civilization moved in.Another one that is extinct the Passenger Pigeon with the enormous flocks,I would think they were a major food source.


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