"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience." Gordon B. Hinckley, 2006

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Antelope Island Bison Roundup




Every November the park rangers at Antelope Island round up the bison, give them immunizations, and take count of the animals there for their records.  Brian, the kids, my parents, and his parents have all been before, but this was the first year Isabel and I have been able to attend (we always seem to have dance rehearsal conflicts this time of year).


Ann Evans used to be one of our neighbors many years ago when we lived in Kearns and she works for the state and gets us the VIP tour every year.  (She was also the one that got me a job at This is the State Park many years ago.  It was one of my favorites.)




We had a rare opportunity to go in the corral with them and chase the buffalo down.  It was cool but a little scary too.  Those buffalo are SOOO big, and they've been known to turn and go after you, so you need to be prepared to climb the fence if they come after you.  Yikes!  I'm pretty sure that if I had a fight with one of those bison, I would lose!


Isabel was thrilled because they were just talking about the Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island, and bison in her social studies unit in 4th grade.  She took back some buffalo hair to her teacher and it was a great hit.


It was the first time we'd all been to the Great Salt Lake together.  How could that be?  It was a great teaching/learning opportunity for us all.

7 comments:

Nana Candy said...

Thanks for coming with us. It really is an interesting experience.

dusty kay said...

Can you believe I have lived in Utah my entire life and have never been to Antelope Island? Looks like a family day should be planned there next summer. Beautiful pic of you btw...

Dancin Queen said...

Thanks Dusty!

I think it's open year round, it would be a fun Sunday drive.

donna said...

looks like you all had a great time.

Super Angie Waibel Miske said...

Wow. Thats such an interesting thing. Can anyone go and round up the Buffelo, or just you guys because of your dad (lucky duck!)?

Dancin Queen said...

Yes, anyone can go see it! You should go!

Chrissy, said...

It really look like something the kids would love. I can't believe I grew up a few miles from there and haven't taken my kids. I'll have to go next year!