The Bison Rustlers are poachers working under Earth Queen Hou-Ting that primarily hunt for sky bison, because they are endangered and thus are prized. The poached animals are then sold as exotic food in Ba Sing Se, which is popular among the richer citizens there, as well as the Earth Queen. They make an appearance in the episode "Original Airbenders". Their leader is Ganbat, who wears a sky bison pelt on his back.


With the arrival of the new airbenders, they had to operate in secret, and were eventually discovered by Jinora and Kai. They planned to sell them both to the Earth Queen for her airbending regiment along with the bison. Jinora sent a spirit to Bum-Ju to warn Bumi and the others that she was in danger. Kai breaks free from his own cage and attempts to stop Ganbat from escaping with Jinora and the bison. He was forced to surrender when he saw that Tenzin and other sky bison were after him, and he and his fellow poachers are then locked in their own cages.

           Avatar: The Last Airbender Villains

Fire Nation
Fire Lord Ozai | Fire Lord Azulon | Sozin | Zuko | Azula | Ty Lee | Mai | Zhao | Ukano | Combustion Man | Yon Rha | Prison Warden | Warden | Bujing | Mung | Engineers

Earth Kingdom
Hou-Ting | Jet | Chin the Conqueror | General Fong | Xin Fu | Gow | Long Feng | Dai Li Sergeant

Water Tribe
Hama | Tahno | Tarrlok | Noatak | Yakone | Varrick | Zhu Li | Unalaq | Eska | Judge Hotah | Gilak | Thod | Thod's disciples

Amon | Lieutenant | Hiroshi Sato

Red Lotus
Zaheer | Ghazan | Ming-Hua | P'Li | Aiwei

Earth Empire
Kuvira | Baatar Jr.

Vaatu | Dark Spirits | Wan Shi Tong | Koh | Kemurikage | Hundun | Old Iron

Other Groups
Dai Li | Rough Rhinos | Southern Raiders | Yuyan Archers | New Ozai Society | Triple Threat Triad | Royal Procession | Bison Rustlers

June | Lightning Bolt Zolt | Shady Shin | Tokuga | Wonyong Keum