1. National Bison RangeMoiese The National Bison Range is a National Wildlife Refuge located in western Montana established in 1908 to provide a sanctuary for the American bison. The NBR is one of the oldest National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. The size of the bison herd at the NBR is relatively small, numbering between 350 and 500 individuals. The initial herd of American bison was provided by organizations such as the American Bison Society, and today the refuge serves as the central point for bison research in the United States. The NBR consists of approximately 18,800 acres and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Other nearby National Wildlife Refuges are managed as parts of the National Bison Range Complex and include the Lost Trail, Ninepipe, Pablo and the Swan River National Wildlife Ref... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
2. Flathead LakePolson Flathead Lake is a large natural lake in northwest Montana, and is the largest natural freshwater lake by surface area that is west of the source of the Mississippi River in the contiguous United States. The lake is a remnant of the ancient, massive glacial dammed lake, Lake Missoula of the era of the last interglacial. Flathead Lake is a natural lake along the mainline of the Flathead River. It was dammed in 1930 by Kerr Dam at its outlet on Polson Bay, and the lake level was raised by 10 feet. It is one of the cleanest lakes in the populated world for its size and type. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge - near Missoula, Montana, MT
Join us on a leisurely drive through the National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge, 46 miles from Missoula, Montana. We saw bear, Big Horn Sheep and American Bison in their natural setting in beautiful western Montana, the Big Sky State.
The refuge is almost 30 square miles (18,800 acres) and has a bison population between 350 and 500 animals. It is one of the oldest National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. The Red Sleep road took us to an elevation of almost 5,000 feet affording us spectacular views of the valleys below.
I initially shot these scenes for my personal collection, but the scenery was so beautiful I just had to share. All scenes were captured with my camcorder hand-held from inside the vehicle without the aid of a tripod or window mount. Also, I could not edit out the heat waves from the telephoto scenes of the bear. Sorry.
This sequence was shot on May 21, 2015 with a Canon Vixia HFS-100 and edited in Adobe Premier CS6.
The music is Infados Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Administered by the Dept of the Interior --- we drove through and viewed the animals; fee of five dollars. Some trails available, but we stayed on the main road. Takes about 2 hours to drive 10 miles.
Wild West Road Trip
2009 road trip through Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona & New Mexico in 17 days.
On the Road in Montana 2
Moose Creek Cabins in West Yellowstone MT
Reservations: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moose Creek Cabins 119 Electric Street West Yellowstone MT 59758 A 5-minute walk from the entrance of Yellowstone National Park and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, these West Yellowstone, Montana accommodations are a 10-minute drive from Yellowstone Airport. All cottages are like log cabins and come with air conditioning, a refrigerator and a private bathroom at Cabins Moose Creek. Select cottages feature full kitchens and separate bedrooms. Big Sky skiing area and golf course are 50 miles away. Hebgen Lake is a 30-minute drive from Moose Creek Cabins.