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Old 11-30-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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I have a friend who's parents want to have a small Bison herd on their land. They have about 12 acres of natural grass prairie, but from what I've seen looking around, that small of land wouldn't be enough to hold more than one or two. Anybody know more about this? I'm having a heck of a time trying to find more info for her.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Central Iowa - Ankeny
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Acres per head really depend on your climate and location. They will be able to pull off a lot smaller pasture in Iowa because it is moist. If they were in western Nebraska they would have to increase acres per head x 10 probably. Depending on how many buffalo they want - 12 acres isn't huge but it's not exactly small - I really think your friends parents can pull it off.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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As with most Ag questions, the best idea I can come up with is to call or visit your local ISU Extension office. They're sort of the expert on Ag questions like that.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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and be pepared to do some magor fencing ~ strong enogh and high enough to hold them in!
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Central Iowa - Ankeny
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and be pepared to do some magor fencing ~ strong enogh and high enough to hold them in!
lol - well they roam free in some of the states west of here, maybe it wouldn't be so bad. Although, it's bad enough worrying about hitting deer while driving, can you imagine hitting a buffalo?!?!

Yes... on second thought, keep them fenced in, OP.
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