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Tatanka Bison Ranch

MAY 19, 2024
York, SC


The Safari

Did you know Bison, the USA’s National Mammal, once roamed around South Carolina? They were quickly extirpated by Europeans, however thanks to Tatanka Bison Ranch, the Thunderbeast has returned to the Palmetto State! Join Capt. Zach and ranch owner Fred Ilse on a trip back in time as we head out into his pastures into the middle of Tatanka’s Bison herd and learn about the natural history of bison, what it takes to manage a herd of bison, and if we’re lucky we’ll experience the herd thunder across the pastures like back in the old days.

This adventure is a mix of ecotourism & agritourism as we encounter native wildlife, but since there are no wild prairie landscapes left in SC, there are members of this herd that are harvested and their products are sold by Fred which you can purchase at the end of the our tour. We do this trip twice a year so we can see newly born bison calves in the Spring & then come back in the Fall as it's nice & cool out after those brutal SC Summers.


Price: $50

Trip Length: Half Day

Tatanka Bison Ranch
8088 Kays Dr, York SC

York, SC

2/12 Spaces available

*All payments subject to*
3% processing fee


We will meet outside the front gate to Tatanka Bison Ranch at 12:30pm. It is located in York, South Carolina, about a 1.5 hour drive from Columbia & an hour from Downtown Charlotte. I will be there to greet you upon arrival and check you in. Once we have all arrived, Fred will guide us to his pavilion on the ranch where we will start our adventure at 1pm. After a safety briefing and introduction, we will pile into Fred’s Bison Buggey and he will chauffer us around the ranch with brief stops to talk about the workings of the ranch. This tour lasts approximately 2 hours and we will return at the pavilion around 3pm. There are some souvenirs & bison meat products available for purchase at the end of our trip.

Guests who arrive late will be left behind and unable to receive a refund.


Cancellation Policy

We require 5 DAYS NOTICE to cancel your reservation and receive a full refund. If you cancel within the 5 day period, you will not be refunded.


All cancellations must be made by email to or by phone at 732-996-4732

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