Dear 100 Hour Board,
Where is the closest place to Provo to buy buffalo meat and/or deer meat?
If you have a credit card and a computer, the closest place is your nearest internet connection. Several buffalo and venison dealers offer online ordering.
Here's just a sampling:
Jackson Hole Buffalo Meat @ www.buybuffalomeat.com
Various cuts of buffalo, elk and other meat
Sayersbrook Bison Ranch @ www.americangourmet.net
Buffalo, elk, venison, ostrich, emu, and much more
Great Plains Bison @ www.greatplainsbison.com
Lots of buffalo meat including the trademarked Buffaloaf (a buffalo meatloaf)
Of course if you'd prefer to get your buffalo in person you could take a trip to Antelope Island (located in the Great Salt Lake). According to the Antelope Island State Park website, you can reach Antelope Island by taking I-15 to exit 335 (Syracuse/Freeport Center), then traveling nine miles west on Antelope Drive to the entrance gate.
The island is home to 600 free-roaming buffalo in addition to mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, coyotes, bobcats, badgers, porcupines, jackrabbits, several species of rodents, and numerous migrating and nesting birds. Not only can you see wild buffalo roaming the island, but you can eat buffalo burgers at the Buffalo Point Restaurant. I spoke with the restaurant's owner and he told me that he only has burgers available at the restaurant, but that he also has access to other cuts of buffalo meat if requested. He can be reached at 801.776.6734.
Hurry, though. The Buffalo Point Restaurant closes after this weekend and won't reopen until February.
By the way, my compliments on being a buffalo eater. Several reputable medical studies have shown buffalo meat to be a natural cancer fighting food.
P.S. Here's a buffalo recipe courtesy of our friends at Great Plains Bison:
Great Plains Bison Chuck Roast
3-4# Buffalo Chuck Roast
3 Beef Bouillon Cubes
Lawry's Season Salt
In the morning, place Buffalo Chuck Roast in a slow cooker, generously seasoning with Lawry's Season Salt. Add 1 c. water and the bouillon cubes. Cook on low all day. Your roast will be done to perfection in 6-8 hours. (Serves 4-6)