Yes, I know I’ve been lax in my duties writing about the Upper Green River Cattle Drive this year, so here is a little summary and photos to make up for it.
There was so much snow in the mountains this year and it took so long to melt off that the drive started about a week late.
The cattle had very good grass down on the Mesa where we started and they hated to leave it, I can’t say I blamed them since all they had to look forward to up on the mountain was shorter grass and wolves and grizzly bears, but once we got moving, the cattle trailed pretty well.
There were a few interesting things we saw this year on the drive. We had our first bear-killed calf on the trail this year as the cattle were moving up. It is the furthest down we’ve ever had a kill; I guess the bears got tired of waiting for dinner and decided to come find it.
Gina Feltner and I saw a grizzly bear on the trail one morning toward the end of the drive. Despite all the problems the grizzly bears cause, they are still fun to see.
We also had dudes with us from Irv Lozier’s outfit again this year and I have to give a shout-out to them. Some of them were here last year and some were new this year, but they were all very friendly and helpful.
From RealRancher Kent Price – Daniel, Wyo.