We strive to put only the highest quality of bison meat on your dinner plate.
Bison carcasses hanging in our on-site butcher shop.
Having been in the bison business for over 30 years, The Bison Ranch has developed a process of raising and harvesting bison that ensures your meat will be healthy and delicious to the highest degree of quality.
We can proudly say that our bison are all natural. The herd is found grazing in its natural habitat on the North Dakota prairie, much like their ancestors did 200 years ago. Our bison are not given any supplements, preservatives, or hormones of any sort. They are raised on a 100% natural diet of prairie grasses. During winter months when the snow gets deep, they are fed prairie grass hay and some alfalfa. The end result is meat that you'll be hard-pressed to beat anywhere in the United States.
The hunt is just as important in producing quality meat as the habitat and diet of the bison. When you hunt a bison at The Bison Ranch, you will be personally informed, educated, and guided so that your hunt results in the best meat possible. We strive for "one shot, one kill" so that your animal is grazing one second and meets a peaceful end the next. After all, this animal is going to provide you and your family with many delicious meals. The last thing you want to see is a wounded animal which compromises quality by adding adrenaline to the meat and, in the case of a shoulder or gut shot, will result in a lot of waste. Our main goal is to see you leave with the best quality bison meat possible -- fit for the most discerning of outdoorsmen, foodies, and health enthusiasts.
After the hunt, we offer full processing for an added fee in our State-inspected butcher shop. See our packages and rates for details.
Bison: America's Original Super Food
It almost sounds too good to be true: bison meat not only tastes great, but it's THE healthiest meat (red or white) you will find. The statistics are clear, bison is healthier than beef, pork, skinless chicken, and fish.
Readers Digest calls bison meat one of "5 Super Foods", explaining that a 3.5 oz. serving of bison contains 3 milligrams of iron and less than 3 grams of fat.
One 3-ounce serving of raw bison meat contains 140 calories and an impressive 22 grams of protein. Bison is a superior protein source because it provides you with all of the essential amino acids. You need essential amino acids from food because your body cannot make them. (Click here for source.)
The American Heart Association recommends that you get no more than 30 percent of your calories from fat. With one serving of bison meat containing 2 percent of your daily fat intake, it barely puts a dent in your daily fat recommendations.
Bison also provides you with omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation in your body and may prevent chronic disease."