Yes Virginia, Mississippi does have buffalo

Meredith Anderson isn't just a darn good general contractor on the Gulf Coast. She and her family raise a herd of American bison ("buffalo") on their Hancock County farm. No, they don't eat them. They just use them to cut the grass and as an occasional lure for wandering agri-tourists or lost reporters.

Meredith Anderson

By Stephen McDill

Meredith Anderson isn’t just another scrappy general contractor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The Hurricane Camille & Hurricane Katrina survivor and her Hancock County family are proud owners of a small herd of Montana-born American bison (”buffalo”).

Buffalo herds used to populate the Magnolia State thousands of years ago until they were driven west by the hunter gatherer ancestors of the Choctaw and Cherokee nations.

The Andersons don’t hunt these buffalo… they don’t even eat them. They just use them to cut the grass and as an occasional lure for wandering agri-tourists… or lost reporters. Visit www.facebook.com/mbjournal to see the video!

About Stephen McDill

Stephen McDill joined the Mississippi Business Journal in 2008 after working in radio and television. He is a graduate of Belhaven University and has won awards for his writing and photojournalism from the Associated Press and Mississippi Press Association.

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