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Old February 17, 2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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22-250 for Bison

Sorry. JK. Sometimes I just get "frisky" and can't help myself.....
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Old February 17, 2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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Are you saying I shouldn't post my question, 17 HRM for wolves..........?
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Old February 17, 2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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Are you saying I shouldn't post my question, 17 HRM for wolves..........?
That topic has already been covered!
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Old February 17, 2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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Warbirdlover, shouldn't you be out working on your blind
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Old February 17, 2012, 10:59 AM   #5
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I bet you could hit a bison lots of times with a 22-250.

Might irritate the heck out of him though.
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Old February 17, 2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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DEB'S BUFFALO 010.jpg

She go this one with a Ruger M77 .270 win
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Old February 17, 2012, 02:56 PM   #7
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I think I'm missing something LOL.

It's a good way to get people to click on the thread.
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Old February 17, 2012, 02:58 PM   #8
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I cant see any reason for killing this animal unless of course its tearin up things or a threat to people. I thought there were very few Bison anymore??????
22-250 might do the job with the right head shot or thru the heart.
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Old February 17, 2012, 03:12 PM   #9
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Buffalo's is delicious
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Old February 17, 2012, 03:39 PM   #10
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BIL shot his last fall in SD with a .300 Win Mag 200 gr. through the heart. The other Buffalo get around an injured one and that buffalo stood "dead on his feet" for almost 1/2 hour!! He couldn't shoot it again because of that. They are some TOUGH animals.

You see the pics of indians shooting them with bows and arrows? That's a crock. They used to run the herd off a cliff!
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Old February 17, 2012, 04:27 PM   #11
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Does it take skill to hunt Bison? The Bisons I've seen in farms and YS park stand around like cows...what's the thrill?
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Old February 17, 2012, 04:34 PM   #12
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I imagine the thrill is in the fact that you are getting to hunt something that your great, great, great granddad might have taken a shot at... along with the fact that, if you don't do it cleanly, you could get run over like a freight train, along with the prospect of a freezer full of delicious, low-fat, no-hormones meat.

Other than that, I don't see the thrill, either...

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Old February 17, 2012, 04:49 PM   #13
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I cant see any reason for killing this animal
Then don't! I enjoy hunting them! Everytime someone I know gets a once-in-a-lifetime tag, I tag along! Someday it will be me!

As far as skill, just knowing the country and finding them in an open area is a skill in it's self. Oh yea, and packing them out! They are huge!

I don't know about the .22-250, though! Might need a solid!
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Old February 17, 2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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Warbirdlover,

Lookie what you started, you wicked wicked man.
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Old February 17, 2012, 08:28 PM   #15
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He needs to get that cotton candy stand finished. Deer season 2012 will be here before we know it.........
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Old February 17, 2012, 08:33 PM   #16
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Does it take skill to hunt Bison? The Bisons I've seen in farms and YS park stand around like cows...what's the thrill?
I think this pretty much describes it... The meat is fantastic and the BIL is a taxidermist who has shot everything else in north america and mounted it. So that's his way to address retirement boredom...

Sorry guys. I'm sitting here at week 4 of the 4-6 week wait on my Ruger 77 at the gunsmith and going bananas wanting to shoot it. Now my wife is going to have her hip replaced next week (again) and I'll be stuck in the house for that. I hate winter but this hasn't been a bad one at least snow wise. And I did get out a couple weeks ago working on the stand!
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Old February 17, 2012, 08:35 PM   #17
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Really want to go on a Bison Hunt.

I have yet to hunt Bison but it is definitely on my bucket list.

Now, I think old warbird was really just wanting to "stir the pot" with his 22-250 question but I would definitely say NO.

I have talked with one of the ranchers on the S. Dakota/Montana border that offer hunts. While he suggested the big magnums, he did agree that .270 and .30-06 in the hands of a skilled shooter would definitely do the job. He also told me to practice at 200-300 yds because despite these Bison being 'ranch raised' they remained averse to people and very wary.
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Old February 17, 2012, 10:22 PM   #18
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I know I'm planning on getting some too, as long as his prices are competitive
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Old February 17, 2012, 10:49 PM   #19
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For all those who think that all bison are hunted on ranches, not true. Wild bison are hunted on National Forest in Wyoming! They are as wild as any other game you hunt, and more so than many whitetail.
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Old February 17, 2012, 10:57 PM   #20
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you may have to double tap your double double tap. then it may die from the lead poising
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Old February 17, 2012, 11:07 PM   #21
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I have only know one person who hunted a buffalo, his account was something like this, " I drove the pick-up into the field, stopped at about 75 yards, got out set up a tripod, & shot a nice cow." he also said,, " there was absolutely no thrill to it, and will never do it again". I may be way off base!!! but this is what he told me & I have no reason to disbelieve him. also he said it was very expensive (out of state) & he hired people to dress out & render the animal. msn
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Old February 18, 2012, 01:08 AM   #22
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Warbirdlover,

I hope your wife has a successful procedure and a fast recovery.

Let us know how the Ruger turns out.
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Old February 18, 2012, 01:23 AM   #23
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I dropped a water buffalo with one shot from my 22-250 in the early 1980's. The buffalo was quartering away from me & I could place a shot behind its ear at the correct angle. The water buffalo died instantly. Wouldn't recommend the 22-250 as a buffalo round though.
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Old February 18, 2012, 07:49 AM   #24
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That is a great picture Wyoredman. A buffalo hunt is dream of mine and one day I hope to get it done.
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I come off almost three days on the highway and find this thread...Almost enough to make a fella drink a couple of sixpacks and play Hank Williams' "Luke The Drifter" album and then happily commit suicide...
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