Welcome to Tatanka Bison Ranch

Located in historic York County SC, the beautiful 215-acre ranch offers our visitors the unique opportunity to view and learn about bison in a natural environment. We manage our ranch and herds using holistic and sustainable practices. We share our passion for these wonderful animals with people of all ages. Our motto is: “Preservation, Education & Agritourism.”


Fred Ilse and his wife, Dana

Bison Spotlight

Dana and Fred are delighted to announce that they have their farm to table dinner planned and booked for May 28. The gala event will be held in the ranch’s visitor center barn, which overlooks the beautiful ranch and the rolling hills of western York County. The theme for the first of their 2022 dinners will be “Bison Blues and Jazz”.


They are excited to have secured Chef Rob Massone for this event. He has worked in hotels and casinos such as The Paris, Ballys, The Metropolitan and Caesars Palace In Las Vegas, while working side by side with some of the best chefs and event planners in the industry. Chef Rob is owner the renown Kounter (www.kounterdining.com) and Kre8 (www.kre8events.com/), and he will be selecting the wine pairings for the passed hors d’oeuvres and the 4-course dinner. Live music for the evening will be by The Jazz Group Project, a seasoned quartet of three musicians and a singer. The event will be limited to 100 guests.

May 28



Upon Arrival

Kre8 Crisp

Beer & Butter-Soaked Cracker, House Cured Bacon, Aged Parmesan Cheese

Deep South Tartlet

House Pimento Cheese, Braised Short Rib, Sherried Onion, Horseradish & Cracked Pepper Cream


Teaser Course

Sous Vide Bison Roulade

Blueberry Grain Mustard, Roasted Pepper, Gouda Cheese

Tega Hill Farms Red Sorrel & Scallion Bread Crumb


Family Style Salad

Field Greens

Local Mixed Greens, Sunflower Shoots, Lacinato Kale


Tomato on the Vine, Toasted Pistachio, Clemson Blue Cheese, Shaved Parmesan,

Pickled Giardiniera, Torched Oranges, Blueberries,

House Focaccia, Herb & Sea Salted Butter

Dressing Trio

Pressed Lemon Vinaigrette

Cracked Peppercorn Buttermilk Ranch

Black Sesame & Candied Ginger Vinaigrette


Starter Course

Corn & Bacon

Milk & Honey Braised Pork Belly

Creamed Corn, Crispy Hominy Cake, Apple Cider Gastrique


Center Plate

Dome Smoked Norwegian Salmon

Peruvian Potato Swirl, Foraged Mushroom Cream, Julienne Snow Pea, Crispy Shallot


Something Sweet

Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Paint, Brandied Cherry, Cool Whip


Assorted Beers, Bottled Waters, Assorted Sodas

Wines – TBD


(And a few surprises! )

Tatanka Bison Ranch – Farm to Table

Saturday, May 28th – 100 Guests

Event Held 5-9pm