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    Default In need of help from bison hunters!!!

    Hello all you fortunate bison hunters out there.

    My name is Randy and I am college student at UAA. A few of my friends and I are currently working on a project that is investigating the history of bison in Alaska, and I am in search of samples from wild bison taken from either the Delta or Farewell herds. I am particularly interested in obtaining upper and lower jaw bones with teeth and possibly a small sample (approx. 2 square inches) of hide with hair attached. Unfortunately, neither I or any of my hunting buddies drew a bison tag this year and so I am asking you, the hunting community, for help. If you, or anyone else you know, might be interested in assisting with this project please reply to this thread and I can provide more detailed info on what we're doing and why we're doing it.

    Thanks alot and Happy Hunting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticarcher View Post
    I am particularly interested in obtaining upper and lower jaw bones with teeth and possibly a small sample (approx. 2 square inches) of hide with hair attached.
    AA, good luck with your project, I wish you well. I'm wondering what response you'll get on here from your request, and I'll stay tuned in here, to find that out.

    I find it very likely that someone can find you a dab of hide with hair, unless you want the extraordinary parts like the fro from the head, or the long leggings hairs from the legs.

    I do wonder about the jaw bones though; my thought is that you'll find that a hard order to fill. I have a mounted buffalo here, and in his little diorama he is in a desert setting, and his front legs (with the beautiful leggings, hooves and all) are actually stepping over a bleached skull. HIS own skull, in fact, since a taxidermied bison requires that you remove its skull.

    I just know I wouldn't part with mine for nuthin'.

    Again, good luck.

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    i would be checking with the local taxidermy shops as another start, i know of 1 that was dropped off at Knights just last week.
    and i do believe it was taken in head whole.

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    Wink glad to help

    I'll be out hunting this weekend, and until we fill the tag. Glad to help with small swatch of hide/hair ~ assuming this is all legal
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    I'm also doing some research. But for mine I'm looking for samples of back strap and tenderloin. :-)
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    Everything is totally legal and I greatly appreciate your offer to donate a small swatch of hide. Thanks and have a great hunt!

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    Thanks for the heads-up on checking with the taxidermists. I'll definitely look into it.

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