Bison Herd In Winter

Last week I told you about how we spent New Years at the Tallgrass and how we were wanting to take pics of the bison herd in the snow. After walking about a half mile on the trails, we finally spotted them on a distant hill about a mile away, give or take.  So we went down a hill, across a creek, meandered about in a valley, stopping often to rest. Finally we hiked up a high hill where we found the herd.

The herd was hanging out at the top of a high hill, enjoying the afternoon sun.

Harland got some wonderful images of them, including this one:

While I took a little video:



We stayed with the herd for about an hour, then meandered our way on the trails back to the parking lot.  We reached our truck after sunset where we turned up the heat full blast to thaw our frozen fingers and toes.

We slept well that night.



Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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5 Responses

  1. Tina says:


  2. Alica says:

    I’m curious…do you ever worry about them getting aggressive? I’m supposing it’s a zoom that makes them appear so close, but they are huge animals! 🙂

  3. Cameo says:

    Great Video.. Your a real pro.
    With the snow it’s hard to tell what they are eating.. Is there grass under it & do they eat weeds too ?

    • Suzanne says:

      I think they’re after just the grass. They are in a huge pasture that has grass in it that they didn’t eat last summer.

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