This past weekend, Wolf Creek Outfitters had the privilege of hosting three amazing women. We enjoyed the company of Deb Ferns, Camp Director of Babes with Bullets, Mary Ann Dabney, Camp Cook for Babes with Bullets, and Chris Quam, Director of Sales at HIVIZ Shooting Systems as they came to Colorado to harvest bison.
The ladies desired bison because the meat is the best money could buy. The animals they would be after were raised free range. They have no antibiotics and no hormones in their systems. Bison is one of the leanest and healthiest meat you can get. Bison meat has a high nutritional value and is high in omega-3 fats, which help prevent cancer and lower cholesterol. The ladies were excited to fill their freezers with healthy meat.
The bison harvest is not like a traditional hunt. You can purchase a bison and have someone else harvest it, or enjoy the success of harvesting your own. The ladies chose the latter and were up for the task. They prepared by sighting in their rifles.
This was a first for Chris Quam. Before this event, she had handled handguns and shotguns, but it was her first time using a high-powered rifle. She took the task seriously, as every shooter should. She sighted her rifle in and had a shot grouping within one inch at 200 yards.
Deb had enjoyed a prior bison harvest and knew what to expect. She showed up with a walking cast on her foot and was prepared for the challenge of maneuvering around to get to the animals. The boot did not slow her down.
Mary Ann is a long-time hunter who just recently shot a mountain lion on the move during one of her hunts. She was prepared and confident in her marksmanship to take down the bull bison as he would be the tricky one.
It took some time and moving around to get into position. The ladies followed instructions and moved from one location to another. Finally, they reached a location that would be safe and produce good shooting setups. The bison presented clean shots, and the ladies hit their marks.
Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, life coach, keynote speaker, and range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast.
Mia Anstine strives to encourage others to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot, and survive life with others in a positive way.
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