Friday, July 4, 2014

The Little RV Visits the National Bison Range

Replica of old wooden entrance sign to National Bison Range.  Photo by USFWSOver the years we have tried and failed to visit the National Bison Range several times.  The first time we tried was when the girls were teenagers and we were pulling a rented tent trailer.  They do not allow anything to be towed through the park so we had to skip the bison that year.  The next time we tried the park was closed due to wild fires.  There was a third time we tried to visit but, for the life of me, I cannot remember what happened to keep us away that time. 

Yesterday Rob was feeling well enough to want to get out of the house for a while so we thought we'd try to see it again. The Bison Range is a national wildlife refuge about 40 miles north of where we are camped where you can see bison, whitetail deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, golden eagle and black bear.  

We actually got in this time!  We did see some of the critters along the drive but it was mid-afternoon and hot so it wasn't the best time to see them.  Early morning and late evening are always best for critter viewing. The views were gorgeous. Enjoy the photos.

Jocko River

View from the highest part of the refuge.
Mission Mountain Range
Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep
Deer near Mission Creek
Deer overlooking Mission Creek
Finally!  A Bison
...and another bison...
... and another.
Pronghorn antelope
Pronghorn antelope
St Ignatius Mission built in 1891

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