About The Bison Ranch


We are a family owned ranch which has continuously operated on the rolling hills of North Dakota since the 1920s.  We've been in the bison business since the early '90s and a licensed outfitter since 1997.  


Throughout our experiences, we have learned a lot about the magnificent North American bison that used to populate these plains by the thousands.  Above all, we've learned this animal is a perfect complement to the beautiful, untouched rolling hills that make up the Missouri Coteau region of North Dakota. 

The Bison Ranch is uniquely positioned in those rolling hills.  Go out our back door and you'll access thousands of acres of virgin prairie -- land that remains largely untouched and is where our resident bison roam.

Go out our front door and you'll wander along acres of row crops and small grains which serves as prime habitat for all kinds of wildlife of its own.  Upland game, small game, whitetail deer, predators, and waterfowl can be found in abundance around these parts.

It's this setting that draws rave reviews from our guests who may come as strangers, but leave as friends. We've learned that outdoorsmen truly appreciate the authenticity and seculsion our setting offers.  We are also told time and again that our hospitality is unmatched.

Whether you come for a bison hunt, duck hunt, or other hunt -- or just want to relax -- you'll enjoy your stay out here where the bison roam!

Meet the Krapps:  Our History



Sure, we catch a lot of crap over our name.  In Germany, it's pronounced "Krupp", but over here it's usually pronounced "crop".  Now that we've got that out of the way:  Our ranch was founded by brothers Arnold and Victor Krapp in 1924 and has been continuously owned and operated by members of the Arnold Krapp family every since.  


Arnold's son Oren and his wife, Connie, got into the bison business in the 1980s and in 1997 started The Bison Ranch Outfitters -- offering bison hunting along with waterfowl, whitetail deer, upland game, and predator hunting packages. Since that time, we've prided ourselves on providing thousands clients with only the best quality bison meat.  


In 2009 The Bison Ranch opened its very own meat processing facility, which is inspected and approved by the State of North Dakota.  


In 2015, Oren and Connie's son, Kelsey, along with his wife, Emily, purchased the family business and took over the bison hunts starting in 2016.  

Oren & Kelsey survey the herd

Oren with a client

Kelsey with his son, Leo

The Bison Ranch, LLP

Physical Address:
2193 71st Avenue SE
Pingree, ND 58476
Mailing Address:
PO Box 464
Jamestown, ND  58401
Buffalo Hunts

The Bison Ranch in Pingree, North Dakota specializes in top-quality bison meat hunts. These animals are grass fed on thousands of acres of lush, virgin prairie which produces some of the finest quality bison meat that has our clients coming back year after year.

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