Buffalo hunting is fully guided by the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Recreation. Permit fees include a guide, field dressing your buffalo and transportation to a local locker (if desired). Buffalo hunts take place in one of three units encompassing over 6,000 acres: the Big Game Unit, Huston Unit or Cherry Ranch. Hunts are generally completed in one day. Follow this link to apply online; application period for Fall 2018 hunts is January 1 - March 15, 2018.
This year we will be having a new category of buffalo hunts called "Management Bull". This bull will be in the 5-6 year old range and weigh around 1200-1600 pounds; they are big but not quite true trophy class. In comparison the "Young Bull" hunts are generally for 2-4 year old bulls weighing 700-1100 pounds while the "Trophy Bulls" are 7+ years old and will weigh around 2,000 pounds.
The price structure for buffalo hunts for 2018 is as follows (final prices will be set by March):
Tribal Member Affiliate Non-member
Cow $500 $1250 $1500
Young Bull $750 $1500 $1750
Management Bull $1000 $2000 $2250
Trophy Bull $1500 $2250 $2750
The application deadline is March 15 for Non-members and August 1 for Tribal Members.