Wild Idea: Harvesting Buffalo One At A Time

Jul 21, 2014

South Dakota is the largest producer of buffalo in the United States.   

The bison industry in South Dakota is diverse. Buffalo ranchers employ a wide range of methods to manage, slaughter, and process the bison they raise.

Jerry Blanks with Sustainable Harvest Alliance and Wild Idea Buffalo harvesting a bison from the field.

On today’s feature story SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray takes a look at an approach by one company to commercially harvest buffalo right in the field and run them through a mobile processing plant inside a semi-trailer.