Bison, bison hunter and backup hunter Back-up Hunters

The permit recipient is responsible for all aspects of shooting the bison. However, because bison can be difficult to kill and we want to minimize the potential for a wounded animal, ADF&G allows back-up hunters for the Delta bison hunt. A back-up hunter may assist in shooting, but only after the permittee has shot the animal first and if the permittee is in danger of losing a wounded bison. The permittee retains all legal responsibility for the animal that is killed. A back-up hunter must have a valid hunting license and a firearm that meets the ballistic requirements stated above. We strongly encourage back-up hunters to also complete the orientation course.