Buffalo, also known as American Bison, or more commonly as American Buffalo, once inhabited the grasslands of North America in massive herds, their range roughly formed a triangle between the Great Bear Lake in Canada’s far northwest, south to the Mexican states of Durango and Nuevo Leon.
The Buffalo can stand over six feet tall, ten feet long, and weigh up to 2,200 lbs. The largest on record weighed 2,500 lbs. The heads and forequarters are massive and both sexes have short, curved horns, which they use in fighting for status within the herd as well as defense against predators, which mainly consisted of wolves.
Buffalo are one of the few North American large game animals that can be hunted year round, though it is best to hunt it at certain times of the year to achieve desired appearances of the coat.