Doesn't seem too sporting does it?
Not at all.
That's better than I was expecting. I thought they were just mowing them down with the trains.
That happened, too, but the ads were placed looking for men to shoot the bison for their fur and tongues which were in demand back East. The trains would keep pace with the buffaloes' speed making it pretty easy to hit them. (See, Csar? I not all about lovelorn longing alone.)
. . . evoking the desire for fur and tongues back East nothwithstanding.