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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Antelope Island Bison Roundup And Other Events

The annual Antelope Island Bison Roundup will take place Oct. 25-26. It is a very popular event that allows enthusiasts to ride horseback and help herd bison toward holding pens where they are given a health evaluation and other care. People who want to ride need to per-register and provide their own horses.

Others watch the roundup from viewpoints along the route.

Many people camp on the island during the weekend of the roundup. (The island is a Utah State Park and is open during the federal government shutdown.)

We give basic info below and then offer a video clip showing the action. See the roundup web page for more details.
  • Main park gate opens at 6:00 a.m.
  • Range ride starts 9:00 a.m.
  • Mandatory ride orientation starts at 8:00 a.m. both mornings at the Fielding Garr Ranch. All riders must attend the orientation(s) in order to ride and be assigned to a group.
There will be several other fun activities on the island during the next few weeks including:
  • October 12 - Mushroom Springs hike
  • October 12 - Star Party
  • October 18 - Full Moon Kayak Tour
  • October 19 - Halloween Program
  • October 26 - Junior Ranger Program: Bison of Antelope Island
  • October 26 - Guided Ranch Tours
  • November 1 - Working of the Bison - Guided Tours


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