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The European Bison is a class 9 animal. It can be hunted in the Hirschfelden Hunting Reserve. The European Bison is one of two species of bison in the game, the other one being the Plains Bison.


Also known as the European wood bison or wisent. Native to the European mainland, the bison was nearly hunted to extinction in the early 20th century. It was preserved by conservation efforts and eventually reintroduced to their natural habitat. They are now once again a viable part of central European fauna. Being one of the heaviest terrestrial animals in Europe, these beasts may weigh 610 kg (1345 lb) or more and require utmost care when approached by hunters, as a bison will defend itself fiercely if provoked. Shot placement is also key when hunting bison as they rival only the moose in pure toughness. Bison are herbivores that live inside deciduous and coniferous forests and have no natural predators apart from humans, primarily due to their intimidating size and power.


Behaviour Aggressive at close range
Habitat Prefer to live in forests with a lot of undergrowth
Senses Very good sense of smell
Social Males are typically solitary. Females live in medium-sized groups.
Active During Dusk and Night


Weapon Class 9
Species Bison bonasus
Difficulty 1 (Trivial) - 5 (Medium)
Real life description
Behaviour Males protect groups of female.
Habitat They usually live in overgrown forests and glades.
Senses A very good sense of smell. Poor eyesight.
Social The males are just lonely. Females live in herds of about 10 individuals.
Active Early morning and evening
Weight Male: up to 950 kg. Female: up to 650 kg
Length of life Males: up to 20 years. Females: up to 25 years
Height Male: up to 190 cm. Female: up to 170 cm.
Life activities Bison wander in groups in search of food. In winter, they are fed, because in 1952, as a result of population renewal, the first bison were released into the wild. Then in winter, instead of looking for food, they stole hay from the farmer, causing damage. Due to the dangers posed by bisons, it was decided to feed them. Older males are the first to change their hair in the spring. They rub against tree trunks and the hair is removed. Their stomach can hold 100 kg of food. Calves are born in May. Gestation lasts 9 months. The bison mating season begins in August and lasts until October. Females give birth to 9 calves throughout their lives. The bulls fight each other for the females. There are approximately 7,000 bison in the world.

Need Zone Times[]

Times Activity
00:00 - 03:30 Feeding
03:00 - 07:30 Drinking
07:00 - 11:30 Resting
11:00 - 15:30 Resting
15:00 - 19:30 Resting
19:00 - 23:30 Feeding
23:00 - 00:30 Feeding

Shot scheme[]

Color code
Bison shot scheme.png
Red - Kills immediately
Blue - Kills very quick
Orange - Kills slowly
No Color - Unlikely to kill


There are 9 ammunition that give full integrity bonus on the European Bison.

  • 6 Rifle Ammo
  • 1 Shotgun ammo
  • 1 Handgun ammo
  • 3 Archery ammo 

Fur variants[]

Trivia and Patches[]

  • Fixed issue of European Bison not creating HUD element nor audio when calling. (Patch 1.33) [April 11, 2019]
  • European Bison in polish is known as Żubr