Buffalo, Elk, Fallow Deer
Champion Breeding, Stock
Open daily to visitors.
Guided educational tours for groups available. Contact office
for date availability.
White buffalo, the spiritual leader of the plains Indians
Descendents of Rainmaker, a Grand Champion buffalo bull, who was
over one ton of energy
Descendents of champion elk, Dorfus, from the Rocky Mountain
National Park herd.
Buffalo: The Buffalo that Americans refer to
is actually a Bison. It is also called the American Buffalo. It is the
heaviest land animal in North America. It lives in parks and reserves,
inhabiting flat grasslands. Bison can run at speeds up to 30 mph (48 kph).
Although the bison almost went extinct in the late 1800's due to over-hunting,
it is now recovering. The Bison is up to 6 ft (1.8 m) tall at the shoulder. It
can weigh up to a ton (900 kg). Bulls (males) are larger than cows (females).
Both bulls and cows have horns. Buffaloes have a life span up to 20 years.
Fallow Deer: Of European descent, most often found in
Britain, Scotland and Ireland, Germany and upper Italy, they are slightly larger
than a domestic goat. The Welsh name for Fallow is ‘gafrdanas’ which means
Danish Goat. The majority of Fallow fawns are born between May and early June,
weighing approximately 10 pounds (4.5 kg). At birth they can be as varied in
color as the adults but all will be spotted to a greater or lesser degree. We
have a variety of colors: white, chocolate, light brown and the natural
spotted. The adult male or buck stands about 3 feet (90-95 cm) at the shoulder
and can weigh upward of 150 pounds (70 kg), depending upon the time of the year
and condition. Does are slightly smaller than the buck and weigh about 100
pounds (45 kg). They have a life span of up to 16 years.
Elk: At birth, an elk calf weighs about 35 pounds (16 kg)
and can gain two pounds (one kg) a day for the first few weeks. At the start of
the first winter, an elk may weigh five times as much as when it was born. Cow
elk can weigh more than 500 pounds (225 kg), stand 4 1/2 feet (1.3 m) at the
shoulder, and measure 6 1/2 feet (2 m) from nose to rump. An average bull weighs
700 pounds (315 kg), stands 5 feet (1.5 m) at the shoulder, and measures more
than 8 feet (2.4 m) from nose to rump. Their lifespan is up to 20 years.
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current pricelist and brochures.
Big E Game Ranch Brochure
Please visit our photo galleries:
Fallow Deer Gallery
White Buffalo Gallery
Wild Game Meat Cooking Tips
Ground: Cooks like really lean
ground beef. You should find there will be no fat to drain off. Ground wild game
cooks faster than ground beef so care is needed to avoid drying out the meat.
Roasts: Best braised (cooked low & slow, like in a crock
pot, with added liquid, ie Lipton Onion Soup Mix, bullion, etc.).
Steaks: Best served medium rare/rare (pink). Use the best
cuts Rib-eye, Sirloin and New York Strip.
Short ribs: Slow roast with liquid, ie Lipton Onion Soup
Mix, bullion, etc.
Flank & Brisket: Cut for whole jerky, use favorite spices,
cook slow and low.