The annual Antelope
bison roundup will take place October 26 and 27, 2012.
Members of the public are invited to participate in the popular
event, which attracts crowds.
A herd of some 500 free-roaming bison
live on the island, which is located in the Great
near Salt Lake
. Much of the island is a state
and is managed for public recreation and conservation. Every
fall biologists gather the bison for health assessments and other
purposes. Many people participate in the roundup, either as
spectators or riders herding the bison.
Volunteers on horseback push the bison
toward holding corrals. Park officials also participate, and use
helicopters and other kinds of equipment as needed to ensure safety
and move the huge animals in an orderly manner.
People come from all around the region
to help round up the buffalo. The event is very popular you need to
make advanced reservations if you want to ride. There are limited
campsites on the island and you need to reserve one in advance if you
want to camp.
People coming as spectators for a day
do not need advanced reservations.
has details about the roundup, along with comprehensive
information about recreation on the island. The park provided this
information for people who may want to volunteer.
will be accepted after October 20, 2012; if you are not registered by
that date you will
not be allowed to participate in the range ride. No exceptions.
Payment must be
postmarked on or before October 13, 2012 to avoid a $65 late
Registrations postmarked on, or after October 14, but received before
October 20, 2012
will be assessed a $65 late fee.
Orientation: 8:00 a.m. both mornings at the Fielding Garr Ranch.
riders must attend
the orientation(s) in order to ride and be assigned to a group.
those wishing to camp at the Fielding Garr Ranch, you may check-in
25, 2012 starting at 12 noon. The overnight camping fee is
A $15 extra camping vehicle fee will be charged. Camping fees are
at time of