Stonebridge Hunting Preserve 253 Wiedenhoft Lane Stoystown, PA 15563 Mobile/Text: 814-242-1454Land Line: 814-893-6187
Top Guided Bison Hunts in Pennsylvania
Your Bison Hunting Experience of a Lifetime
Bison Hunting Tip: Aim behind the front leg where you will hit the lungs and heart for a quick kill. For great information about shooting bison, visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Rresources.
A high-caliber rifle is essential to penetrate a Bison's thick body. I cover recommended calibers further down on this page.
Bison hunts provide individual hunters and groups with a thrilling hunting professionally guided spot and stalk hunting experience. And there's no better place to hunt bison than at Stonebridge Bison Hunting Preserve.
You'll be hunting the highest quality trophy bison on 400+ acres in the magnificent rolling hills of the Laurel Mountains in Somerset County, PA. Furthermore, you'll enjoy both the hunt and later eating the amazingly delicious and healthy bison meat.
Also, our bison are the healthiest in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. because we feed our bison all-natural feed, including grain, hay, grass, and NO antibiotics.
* Prices are subject to change. Call Us at 814-242-1454 or Contact Us Online to confirm prices and available hunt dates.
Weapons to Use for Hunting Bison
We recommend using a high-caliber rifle or handgun. Although we have conducted successful bison hunts using compound bows and even muzzleloaders, we recommend you also carry a rifle for backup.
What Caliber Rifle Do I Need for Hunting Bison?
Hunting Bison requires a powerful caliber firearm and a heavy load. That's because of the bison's enormous size and strength, and they are among the most dangerous animals to hunt. Here's why.
Typically, bulls can weigh between 1,000 to 2,200 pounds, cows between 800 to 1,200 pounds;
Despite their size, bison are fast, running up to 35 mph, and they're agile and able to change direction rapidly;
have enormous bulk, so smaller calibers may not penetrate to the vital organs; and
are unpredictable when threatened and especially when wounded and may charge you.
So you want to use your biggest caliber weapon with the heaviest cartridge to maximize the probability of taking a bison down when you hit it.
Here are a few suggested Calibers for Bison Hunting include:
.300 Winchester Magnum
If you don't see your caliber listed, please call us to determine its suitability for bison hunting.
Unforgettable Bison Hunting in PA
Although Bison are very adaptable, they prefer open, rolling grassy areas similar to their natural habitat of open grasslands and prairies. Stonebridge Hunting Preserve is the perfect habitat. It's a great place to hunt bison because it's a beautiful, well-kept property with scenic rolling hills and beautiful views. Let the excitement and memories begin by booking your bison hunt of a lifetime today! Call Us at 814-242-1454 or Contact Us Online.
Description of a Stonebridge Guided Bison Hunt
If you're a guest(s) at our lodge, we will serve you breakfast before starting the hunt. For those of you not staying at our lodge, you'll meet at the Stonebridge front gate, usually around dawn. Just give us a call when you get there.
Before heading out, your guide will explain some basic safety rules, check your equipment, and answer any preliminary questions about hunting Bison. There will be up to three hunters for a guide, few enough to ensure you get the personalized attention you deserve for a perfect hunting experience.
Proceeding to the appropriate hunting area is usually done on foot to avoid spooking the hogs. However, we will use ATVs to transport hunters with special needs, and transport harvested Bison.
What Should I Pack for a Bison Hunt?
In addition to your weapon of choice and ammunition, consider packing
(While not mandatory, camouflage clothing will most often allow you to get closer to your trophy bison for the perfect shot.);