Dexter and Karla Buck, the founders of Bear Paw Incorporated, were born and raise on the Montana highline. They were both brought up earning their keep farming and ranching. Dexter and Karla started their lives together with three children and were busy with Dexter as a cattle buyer and Karla as a nurse. They soon bought Bear Paw Livestock and slowly added in a feedlot which is run by their hired hand, Kenny. They then partnered with their son, Travis,
and his wife to purchase Bear Paw Farms, where they harvest their own crops to feed to the fat cattle for harvest at Bear Paw Meats. Bear Paw Meats was purchased in 2005; with the help from their daughters, Bobbi, Ashley and Bobbi’s husband, Larry; Dexter and Karla have created a top notch facility for producing quality meats. They then purchased a retail store in Havre and are able to run that with the help from their daughter, Ashley.
At Bear Paw Meats we provide all Northern bred, raised, fed and processed Montana meats. Straight from Montana ranches, the product goes to Bear Paw Livestock. After purchased at a competitive market, the product is backgrounded and finished at our local feed lot where only local grain, hay and silage are fed. From Bear Paw Livestock the product goes directly to Bear Paw Meats, LLC. Here the product is harvested, processed, packaged and ready for sale.