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  • Who's Up For A Bison Hunt?

    Bison meat is yummy.

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources.

    Some bison would be shipped out of the area and others legally hunted in the adjacent forest. Within the Grand Canyon, shooters would be selected through a lottery to help bring the number of bison roaming the far northern reaches of the park to no more than 200 within three to five years.

    Much of the work would be done on foot in elevations of 8,000 feet or higher between October and May when the road leading to the Grand Canyon’s North Rim is closed. Snowmobiles and sleds would be used to remove the bison meat, and helicopters in rare instances, park officials said.

    Carl Lutch, the terrestrial wildlife manager for Game and Fish in Flagstaff, said some models require volunteers to be capable of hiking eight miles a day, carrying a 60-pound pack and hitting a paper plate 200 yards away five times.

    Sounds like it would be quite the adventure for a hunter who had the time and money to make the trip. I might put Bison meat above Elk on my preference of wild game meats. It's good stuff.
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    I was thinking of his cannon.

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    The 8000' elevation is the real kicker here. Couple that with snowy terrain, and oh boy that'd be one hell of a workout.
    Old enough to know better, still too young to care


    • WARFAB
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      Guessing you could handle it. I'll pitch in on expenses if you'll bring back some bison meat for me.