Custer State Park

Custer, SD

May 27, 2017

Custer State Park is one of the few places in the world where you can see an abundance of wildlife  in their natural habitat.  We have been exploring the park’s 71,000 acres and continually losing count of the wildlife we have seen on each trip into the park.  Bison, pronghorn, mule deer, coyotes (hunting the prairie dog fields), white-tailed deer, wild burros and many birds including wild turkeys.

Here is a large female that I spotted walking a ridge line overlooking the grazing herd.

This is how a young bison looks after its first winter.  Growing those horns and shedding that winter coat.

The young bison are always under the cow’s watchful eyes.

After the gold rush in the Black Hills, miners abandoned the burros they used.  The burros still prosper in the park.  Here is a mother with new born.


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