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Mailing Address
Dismal River Outfitters
8276 Sand Dollar Drive
Windsor, CO 80528

Physical Location
Dismal River Outfitters
36660 Riverside Drive
Mullen, NE 69152

John Howell

Bruce Grant

Bison Hunts

We breed and raise our own bison here in the vast hills of our 50,000 acre ranch. Many of our mature bulls will weigh up to 2,000 pounds. This creates a very desirable trophy for the hunter as well as providing a large quantity of delicious bison meat which carries as much as 35 percent more protein than beef and is 97 percent fat free. We are well prepared to accommodate rifle, muzzleloader, handgun and archery hunters. Hunts are conducted by 4x4 vehicle and spot and stalk.

Deer Hunts

We offer both whitetail deer and mule deer hunting during the rut here on the Dismal River Outfitters ranch. Due to our limited hunting pressure, your odds for success run high. We are well prepared to accommodate rifle, muzzleloader and handgun hunters.


Visit our Hunt Pages for more details on our hunt packages.


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posted November 29th, 2012 by RevosAdmin

posted May 12th, 2010 by John

We just finished up a fantastic 2010 spring hunt at Dismal River Outfitters!  Our good friends Robin Poluch, and his wife Alice Poluchova, who is the President of CZ-USA, joined us last week for our first ever Texas Dall Sheep hunt.  These beautiful white sheep are one of our newest exotics at DRO.  Dirt King, host of Hunting University, and his cameraman LJ Planer, also joined us to film the hunt for an upcoming episode of Hunting University.  Both Alice and Dirt were fortunate enough to each take one of these huge Texas Dalls.

The Texas Dall Sheep originated in Texas in the 1960’s on the YO Ranch.  A successful cross between a Rambouillet ram and a Mouflon ewe created this white shedding sheep now known as the Texas Dall.  These sheep can grow horns that weigh up to 30 lbs which is more than all the bones in their body combined.  We are really excited about the opportunity to offer trophy Texas Dall sheep at Dismal River Outfitters!

Thanks to Alice, Robin, Dirt, LJ, and all my great staff at DRO for making this a terrific hunt!

posted February 23rd, 2010 by John

I wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of you for a fantastic 2009 season!  We finally finished up our hunts and closed down shop for the year on December 9th.  I have to admit after hunting 83 of the past 102 days I went back home to Colorado and did nothing but relax and enjoy the family.  I said relax but with a 10, 7, and 4 year old it’s anything but relaxing.  The last three weeks have been filled with indoor soccer, basketball, football, wrestling tournaments, homework, Christmas shopping, and in-laws.  Believe it or not I’m ready to go back to gutting buffalo!  I tell my wife sob stories about times when we’ve had to hunt, dress, skin, cape, and butcher three buffalo and three elk in two days.  She just laughs and says I couldn’t hang with her on my best day.  She’s right! read more »

Dismal River Outfitters

We invite you to enjoy the pleasure of hunting big game with Dismal River Outfitters. Our ranch has over 50,000 acres in the heart of the Sandhills region just 57 miles north of North Platte, Nebraska. It has the perfect habitat for elk, bison, whitetail and mule deer. With the winding Dismal River and rolling hills, you'll find the country picturesque, and the hunt exciting!