Welcome to

Apache Spirit Bison Company

We're more than just a store - we're a passion project born out of a deep appreciation for the majestic bison. What began as a small group of bison, carefully selected from a ranch in Colorado for the sole purpose of observation and admiration, has evolved into something truly extraordinary.

As we spent time with these incredible creatures, we discovered not only their captivating nature but also the remarkable health benefits associated with them. Intrigued and inspired, we embarked on a mission to share these benefits with others. We expanded our herd, allowing them to roam and reproduce at their leisure, ensuring their well-being and preserving their natural instincts.

Today, our herd has flourished, consisting of 250 magnificent bison that roam freely across 5,500 acres of breathtaking hills in Mountain Home, Texas. The sprawling landscape provides them with an optimal environment, allowing them to graze on lush grasses, drink from pristine water sources, and thrive in their natural habitat.

The Owners

Prepare to be immersed in a tale of untamed adventure and boundless passion for the great outdoors, as we introduce you to the legendary Apache Spirit Bison Company. This extraordinary endeavor is the brainchild of two formidable individuals, Carson Nichols and John Rhodes, whose spirits are as untamed as the mighty bison themselves.

Carson, a native of the vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth area, possesses a primal connection to the wild that courses through his veins. Armed with a degree in Business Management, he fearlessly leads the charge in shaping the company's destiny. His unwavering determination and entrepreneurial spirit embody the essence of the American dream.


Meanwhile, John, a true son of Fredericksburg, was nurtured by the untamed beauty of the land. With a degree in Hospitality Management and a heart bursting with reverence for nature, he possesses an innate understanding of how to craft unforgettable experiences.

As the duo's visionary, he weaves the spirit of hospitality into the very fabric of the Apache Spirit Bison Company. In the realm of nature, these two remarkable men transform into avid outdoorsmen, traversing untamed landscapes and embarking on epic quests.

You'll often find them lost in the embrace of Mother Nature, their souls aflame with the thrill of hunting, the serenity of fishing, and the sheer exhilaration of hiking through uncharted territories.

Their deep-rooted love for the wilderness is a beacon of hope for the magnificent bison that roam their lands. These majestic creatures are cherished guardians of the untamed beauty that surrounds us all. The owners' profound devotion to preserving their welfare ensures that every bison under their care is treated with the utmost respect and compassion, guaranteeing an unparalleled level of quality in the product they offer.

Dear connoisseurs of fine taste, prepare to embark on a journey that will enthrall your senses and transport you to the heart of nature's splendor. The Apache Spirit Bison Company invites you to savor the fruits of their labor, crafted with love and dedication. Brace yourself for a culinary indulgence that captures the untamed spirit of the wilderness—a sumptuous experience that will awaken your senses and leave an everlasting imprint on your palate.

Proud Members Of

Texas Bison Association

The Texas Bison Association is dedicated to ‘Preserving the Legend’ by the advocacy of Texas bison through conservation, leadership, education and public awareness for bison production, the industry, and the species. If you are an avid bison lover like we are, consider becoming a  member at Texas Bison Association.

American Bison Association

In 1995 the American Bison Association (formed in 1975) and the National Buffalo Association (chartered in 1966) merged to become the National Bison Association. The NBA has more than 1,100 members in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. The NBA is a non-profit association of producers, processors, marketers and bison enthusiasts. The vision of the NBA is a community bound by the heritage of the American Bison. The mission of the National Bison Association is to bring together stakeholders to celebrate the heritage of American bison, to educate, and to create a sustainable future for our industry. National Bison Association members abide by the NBA Code of Ethics, which ensure the humane and sustainable raising of the American bison. See what the Nation Bison Association has to offer you at bisoncentral.com.

Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance

We are happy to support the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA), a national organization that supports independent family farmers and protects a healthy and productive food supply for American consumers. FARFA promotes common sense policies for local, diversified agricultural systems. Head over to their website to learn more... Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance.