March 24, 2018

It's Cattle Drive Season In Island Park

cattle-driveWith this week’s snow storms and colder temperatures (highs in the 30′s) cattlemen are calling it a summer. It’s common now and will be for the next couple of weeks to see cowboys on horseback scouring the mountain valleys and high meadows for their cattle. After finding them, they bunch them up and drive them down a road to the loading chutes.

If you’re out and about on four wheelers or in your car, please be respectful of these fine men and women as they go about their business. Cattle don’t do well with motorized vehicles, so please slow down and let them pass you (instead of trying to pass them. If you can find another road, please do so. This will be over soon enough and we’ll all get along better if we can treat each other with courtesy, respect and patience.

If you would like to watch (and perhaps photograph) the cowboys as they do their jobs, you can go to Harriman for the next week or two and watch the work unfold. After that, you’ll have to wait until next year. Snooze you lose!


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