Almost two weeks ago, I shared some images that were taken when we took our son and daughter on a trip through the National Bison Range here in Montana. We went there because we were getting ready to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and our son had made the long trip from Southern Oregon to celebrate with us. Neither he nor our daughter, who has lived here for nearly a decade, had ever been to the NBR (National Bison Range).
Established in 1908, the NBR isn’t especially large, covering an area of about 18,500 acres. However, it is home to American bison, elk, pronghorns, bighorns, black bears, grizzly bears, coyotes, deer, eagles, hawks, and many more wild animals. It should be stressed that the animals are totally wild. In fact, there are few areas in the refuge where people are allowed to exit their vehicles because of the danger posed by the animals. The first image is one of those areas where it is safe to get out and walk around, and it is a good thing because the view is breathtaking.