‘Bison whisperer’ in demand across southern Alberta

by Meghan Potkins, Calgary Herald

To see Ivan Smith coax a bison cow through a narrow gate on his property is to begin to understand how the quiet rancher has gained a reputation for being something of a “bison whisperer.”

The 37-year-old has made a living for more than a decade working with bison, raising them on his ranch west of Penhold and selling their meat at shops and restaurants all over southern Alberta. Read Article


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