Welcome to the Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch. Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch is located on 500 acres of rolling hill and timber country in Northeast Iowa. Our family heritage dates back to 1854 when our great grandfather settled this land. Living in a sod house, those were the days when buffalo, wolves and elk still roamed this ranch. Our goal is to create a once in a lifetime experience which includes taking a buffalo. Now the buffalo have returned and we invite you to share in a historical and spiritual visit.
Free ranging buffalo are virtually non-existent in today's America. We do all we can to re-create a historic hunt of a lifetime. The emphasis of our hunts is on the historical and spiritual relationship, which existed between the hunter/Indian and the buffalo. We honor our buffalo by Native American traditions. Each hunt is preceded by a Sioux "smudge feather" ceremony. After taking your bull you perform a sacred Crow "tobacco" ceremony which guides the fallen bull on his way to the "Great Spirit Herd." Your experience continues with the blood marking ceremony in which you honor the bull you have taken.
All hunts are a complete package. Includes room in our ranch house, buffalo steak meals, buffalo hors d’oeuvres & refreshments.
Nearby attractions and activities:
Mississippi River; Cabella’s, shopping. Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch also provides guided tours of our buffalo herds. During the tour, you will be transported by pickup or wagon to our buffalo herd where you can observe them in there natural setting and you can even feed them by hand. Our Tours last approximately 1 hour:
* Senior Citizens and foreign groups welcome - group rate
* Buffalo steak dinners served by reservation
* Bed & Breakfast available at the ranch
* Lunch available for groups, parties, etc.
150 miles South of Minneapolis Airport; located in NE Iowa hill country
* $500 deposit to reserve a hunting date.
* Hunts last 2-3 days and success is guaranteed. No license or trophy fee.
* Prices range from $2500 to $5000 depending on the size of the bull selected by the hunter.
* Families welcome and included free of charge.
All hunts are a complete package including meals (buffalo steak), lodging in our 1870 ranch home and guide service. An immediate family member may come along at no charge. A non-hunting companion may join you for a flat fee of $100. All hunts are 1 x 1; we book only one party at a time and we take only one buffalo per day. Evenings are spent around the fireplace with drinks of your choice and buffalo hors d'oeuvres. All parties receive the same amenities, regardless of the hunt price. Prices range from $2500 to $5000. Exceptional bulls can run higher.
All hunts include the head, hide and skull. You have several options regarding meat. The option that appeals to most hunters is to take meat which is already processed and in our freezers. If you choose this option, you may take home 20% of the hunt value in processed meat. (A $3000 hunt would include $600 in processed meat.) Processed meat prices average approximately $8 per pound. Caping, taxidermy, and tanning fees are not included. At your request, we will make all arrangements for pickup and shipping. Bull sizes range from a 1000 lb. 3 yr. old to a 13 yr. old weighing a ton or more.
Notes: A deposit of $500 is required to hold a date. Your commitment to a date allows us to provide you with the best possible bull. We accompany all hunters, but require a liability release before hunting. Buffalo are incredibly alert, fast and agile. They can be extremely dangerous.
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Welcome to the Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch. Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch is located on 500 acres of rolling hill and timber country in Northeast Iowa. Our family heritage dates back to 1854 when our great grandfather settled this land. Living in a sod house, those were the days when buffalo, wolves and elk still roamed this ranch....
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