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Bison Roundup Registration 2013 - FULL

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 6:00am to 5:00pm

Antelope Island State Park - 27th Annual Bison Roundup

Registration closed Tuesday October 15, 2013

 

Dates and Times:

Dates:  October 25 and 26, 2013
Times:   Main park gate opens at 6:00 a.m.
              Range Ride starts 9:00 a.m.
              Mandatory Ride Orientation starts at 8:00 a.m. both mornings at the Fielding Garr Ranch.  All riders must attend the orientation(s) in order to ride and be   assigned to a group.

Required Fees:

$40 per rider registration fee. The registration fee includes entrance to the park, a souvenir bandana, and entertainment.

No registrations will be accepted after October 15, 2013.  If you are not registered by that date you will not be allowed to participate in the range ride.  No exceptions.

Cancelations made on or before October 21, 2013 will be issued a full refund.  Refunds will be made by crediting the same credit card.  Cancelations made after October 21, 2013 will forfeit all fees.

Camping:

For those wishing to camp at the Fielding Garr Ranch, you may check-in Thursday, October 24, 2013 starting at noon.  The overnight camping fee is $36 per vehicle.  This pays for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.  All campers must vacate the ranch by 2:00 pm on Sunday.  Please pre-register for camping here.

Important Information:

All riders must bring their own horse or arrange for a horse through our current concessionaire. 

Friday October 25 will be the main push to move the bison from the southern portion of the Island to the handling facilities on the North end of the island.  Saturday any bison left on the range will be moved to the handling facilities.  Please be aware the last few years the animals have been rounded up on the first day.  

Riders will be broken into two groups.  The first group is an aggressive group that will push the animals.  The second group is for those wishing a more leisurely ride.  This group will ride in a line, creating a “fence” to push any bison left behind.  Groups will be lead by Sheriffs’ Posse members and Antelope Island’s Trail Patrol.

Chili Dinner hosted by Friends of Antelope Island (optional):  

The Friends of Antelope Island, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the visitors’ experience on the Island, will host a dinner on Friday October 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Fielding Garr Ranch barn.  Although the dinner is free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.  Entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the barn.  For information on the Friends of Antelope Island, contact Neka Roundy at (801) 451-3286.

General Information:

◦ Weed-free hay is recommended.
◦ No refunds will be given after October 21, 2013.
◦ Only registered riders may participate in the Range Ride.
◦ Riders must be at least 18 years of age. 
◦ No dogs will be allowed in camp or on the trail.
◦ Camping is permitted in designated areas only.  No vehicles or equipment will be allowed in the fenced or wetland areas.
◦ Any fire restrictions in place at the time of the roundup will be enforced.  No ground fires are allowed in ranch area.
◦ Cultural resources on Antelope Island are protected and must not be removed.
◦ By order of the Davis County Sheriff, no alcohol will be consumed prior to, or while on the trail.  Violators will be asked to leave the island and may be issued a citation.
◦ An email confirmation will be sent to the email address you provide. 
◦ Roundup memorabilia, food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Range Ride Agenda:

Thursday October 24, 2013

Noon  Camping check-in begins 
8:00 p.m.  Park gate closes; no entrance into the park.

Friday October 25, 2013

6:00 a.m.  Park’s main entrance gate opens.
8:00 a.m.  Mandatory Range Ride Orientation at the Fielding Garr Ranch.  All riders must attend this meeting in order to ride and be assigned a group.
9:00 a.m.  Range ride.
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Dinner hosted by Friends of Antelope Island (Fielding Garr Ranch Barn)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Entertainment (Fielding Garr Ranch barn)
8:00 p.m.  Park’s main entrance gate closes.  You may exit the park at any time but will not be able to re-enter until the gate opens the following day at 6:00 a.m.

Saturday October 26, 2013

6:00 a.m.  Park’s main entrance gate opens.
8:00 a.m.  Mandatory Range Ride Orientation at the Fielding Garr Ranch.  All riders must attend this meeting in order to ride and be assigned a group.
9:00 a.m.  Range ride. 
8:00 p.m.  Park’s main entrance gate closes.  You may exit at any time. 

Waiver:

Each registered rider must print and sign the 2013 Bison Roundup waiver.  Bring the signed waiver with you to the roundup. 
2013 Bison Roundup Waiver

 

Registration closed Tuesday October 15, 2013
 

 

$40.00