11/6/12

Wild West Road Trip: Custer State Park Bison

Have you ever been on the look out for something and when you finally see it, you start snapping pictures, even though it is sooo far away?  Of course you think this might be the best look I get, so I better take advantage of it.  Well, here is my first sighting and picture of a bison at Custer State Park.


Can you even see it?  LOL!  Thank goodness for digital camera's because shortly after this I had the sighting below.  Can you imagine wasting all that film on the above picture.  I love digital!


While the donkeys were fun, the bison were amazing!  They were so large and powerful looking, I was glad to be in the safety of my car.  I enjoyed seeing my kids take it all in.  As a Mom, I get to experience things through their eyes as well.  So enjoyable for me!  And did we ever get to experience it!  TONS of bison were on the wild life loop this day.  





A BABY!

That one sitting down back there was the largest bison I have ever seen! Wish I had a better picture.




ROAD BLOCK!
Here is the video I put on YouTube of the Custer State Park Bison.


One of our favorite restaurants is Ted's Montana Grill where they serve bison burger, steak, meatloaf, etc.  It is very lean and healthy for you.  We also had bison hotdogs while at Mt. Rushmore.  Have you ever tried it?  

Check out other travel photos at Budget Travelers Sandbox and Friday Daydreamin

17 comments:

  1. Reminds me of Yellowstone! When I was a child we'd visit Yellowstone pretty much every year and the cars would be lined up for bears. Today its the buffalo! Somehow they're just not as impressive. Looks like a great State Park!

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    1. We did get to see one bear on this Road Trip...and it was in Yellowstone! Same deal, all the cars were lined up. But it was so far away. I liked how close we could get to the bison. They didn't seem to care at all.

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  2. Wow, what a road trip! I can't imagine how my little guy (about 1 1/2) would react--I think there would be squealing involved ;-) Love that baby bison! I'm with you though, you never know what will happen, so even if the animal is far away, you've got to do your best to capture the moment!

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    1. Your little guy would have loved it! They were sooo close to the car and HUGE!

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  3. Haha I've totally done that too, snapping too many pictures too soon! I remember when I was in Badlands National Park, I spotted a coyote doing some hunting. I think I took about 100 pictures of it, just trying to see if I could capture a few good ones :). It has been a looong time since I have been to South Dakota. I can't wait to get back there! Love the buffalo pics and YES I have tried buffalo burgers, they were good, elk burgers(not so good), ostrich egg(soso), rattlesnake(pretty yummy), frog legs, and gator(very good) to name a few. I am usually open to trying new things.

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    1. Sounds like you are an adventure eater like me. I had elk steak at the Old Faithful Inn Dining room and didn't really like them either. If we went to Asia, we would have lots of interesting things to try. ;)

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  4. Ha! Ha! I can totally relate; thanks to digital camera indeed!!! What a wonderful park. Love the sight of the bison and the wide open space. Spectacular.

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  5. There was a time I sang the praises of film cameras. . .my how I have changed! Love your photos in this post and can so relate to being a shutter-bug.

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    1. Gotta love digital! Glad you enjoyed the pics.

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  6. I think my husband says a silent thank you for digital everytime we return home because of the hundreds and hundreds of photos that I take! Your bison pics are incredible!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Can you imagine how much it would cost to develop all the pictures we take now?!

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  7. I know so well the feeling of "this may be the best shot". Sometimes I think if I strung all the photos successively taken in a row, it would make a good video. Those bison are truly amazing. Having a herd of them cross the road would be awe inspiring.

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  8. That's quite a bison traffic jam you were in the midst of. Looks like a great experience.

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    1. We weren't moving, but there was no complaining like there is in real traffic! lol

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  9. We're going to make our way west in October. I'm not sure how far we'll make it yet, we're still in the early planning stages. It would be great to see some free ranging bison.

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