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wild horses. . .Theodore Roosevelt NP - North Dakota

Friday, June 4, 2010

Buffalo Hunt at Custer State Park South Dakota

I jokingly posted on my FaceBook page on Wednesday, that we were going to hunt and shoot buffalo. . .with our camera of course. . .wow, what a successful day we had. . .it was awesome to be that close to such magnificent creatures. . .I will only post a few of the very best shots here. . .but you can click on the album link at the end of this post to see them all. . .it was fantastic.



If this guy would have been looking at you like this, you would have gotten back in the truck too!
not taking ANY chances!
The first day at Custer State Park we came on the Stagecoach West Bus Tour. . .and we only saw a couple of buffalo. . .but our Workamper Friends, Donna and Larry, from Tennessee, had told us to be sure we drove all the way through the park to the south end. . .that is where all the buffalo were, 
they were so right. . .thanks guys for that tip. . .there were buffalo and buffalo calves everywhere. . .
we had brought sandwiches for lunch, we just sat right there in the truck, ate our lunch, and enjoyed the view!
We saw this small group of pronghorn (antelope) with their little one. . .
and here are the begging donkeys. . .although park rules stated not to feed any of the wildlife. . .
I'm sure these guys have been getting snacks. . .
they were waaayyyy too friendly to just be coming out there to have their ears scratched. . .
more mountain goats. . .
and of course. . .deer.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable two days, touring Mt Rushmore, and then visiting Custer State Park on our own. . .I enjoyed every minute of seeing the wildlife in a somewhat natural habitat. . .where, even though they are protected, they are pretty much on their own to fend for themselves.

You can enjoy the rest of our Custer State Park Photography here:

Our next adventure is to the Crazy Horse Memorial. . .watch for our updates

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