Yes, we really still are in Maryland. I was surprised to hear there was a bison ranch so nearby. We jumped in the car to go take a look. Gunpowder Bison & Trading Company is located in Monkton, on 70 acres of gorgeous rolling hills. It was kind of strange driving up the street and seeing a herd of bison up ahead, but there they were.
I learned a few things I never knew from our brief visit. For one thing, they can run 35-40 mph and the bulls can stand over six feet tall. They can jump over five feet straight in the air which I have to admit, would be pretty neat to see. Today, however, nobody seems too jumpy and maybe that's for the best because the more I look at those bison, the less I want to see them on my side of the fence. These animals are huge, and downright intimidating.
The store sells all kinds of bison meat and a few other things. Bison meat is gaining in popularity in this country, largely because it is very low in fat. We took home some bison burgers to try and they were quite a hit!
1270 Monkton Rd.
Monkton, MD 21111