The North American Bison, sometimes more commonly and incorrectly referred to as the American Buffalo, is an iconic creature. These massive creatures once dominated the central planes of North America. So much so that for many years these creatures became synonymous with the American West. It is thought that as many as 60,000,000 once roamed the country.
It is one of mankind’s great disgraces that we took them to the edge of extension, but a great triumph that we helped bring them back. I must admit that in my opinion, a Colorado bison burger is a tasty slice of heaven. I can understand why people hunted these creatures for food and clothing. I can’t grasp why we nearly eradicated them for greed alone. I for one am really happy that these majestic creatures can be found roaming the plains once again.