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Black Hills Ranch
Crook County, Wyoming

Travis beim Cattle DriveThe first impression of the ranch is the old ghost town at the head quarters that the rancher and his family are restoring.
The old houses were built out of rough wood planks and most of them went to ruin with time and weather. However, some of the buildings are being rebuilt and used for barns, shops, stables, and tack rooms.
The guest lodging is an early built western style log house with a large balcony. 
Most of the other ranch buildings date back to the days when the homesteaders first arrived in this country. 
The ranch is 18 miles from Hulett, Wyoming, near Devils Tower, the first National Monument in the Unites States.
The landscape converts from high plateau meadows, to timbered canyons and creek bottoms, and then flows out to the sagebrush prairie, all of which account for the wide variety of wildlife.
Part of the ranch is used for growing hay but most of the country is too rough for farming. 500 to 600 cattle graze the pastures during the summer and keep the cowboys busy.

Nach einem Cattle Drive in New Haven: Nick und die Busenitz-Family auf dem Weg zurück zur RanchRanch life is not scheduled due to the inherent nature of livestock and weather. Plans are made and changed on a daily basis. 
Depending on the ranch work of the day, there could be a quick early morning breakfast of coffee and biscuits and then hit the trail. Other mornings you can enjoy a big American breakfast of pancakes, bacon, eggs, and hash browns.
While summer cattle work on most ranches is a bit infrequent, the New Haven Ranch is especially busy with 500 to 600 cattle grazing the rugged landscape before fall shipping.
There is a lot of activity during these months: The cattle are moved to fresh pastures regularly and then pastures must be rechecked to gather cattle missed in the first roundup. Water holes, sick cattle, mavericks and fence are all checked daily.
May and June is branding season. The ranchers rope, mark and vaccinate the newborn calves. Brandings are a social event that makes a hard job a sporting event. The neighbors gather to help each other and appreciate any help they can get in return.
On other days a neighboring ranch may have projects going: the Busenitz Ranch is one of the biggest cattle outfits in Crook County. The ranch runs 4500 to 6000 feeder cattle every year. The herds are moved regularly to new pastures and every cowboy is welcome to ride the country!

rates per person
May 18 to October 19, 2011 day week
double/single room US$ 185 US$ 1260
included: accommodations, all meals and all ranch activities, horse back riding, taxes

not included:
Entry fees for rodeos etc., meals outside the ranch (on sight seeing tours), alcoholic drinks, personal expences, airport transfer, 10% gratuities

general information
ranch type Working Cattle Ranch minimum stay 3 days
accommodations 5 double rooms season May to October              
rental car not mandatory next airport Rapid City (SD)
airport transfer $100 per group roundtrip kid programs no
arrival/departure Wednesdays and Saturdays capacity 8 guests

Test The West - Ranch Vacation in America s 52 Wenger Road s Devils Tower, WY 82714 s USA
Contact s Heike Bohl s ph (001) 307-756-3907 s e-mail  info@testthewest.com
E-mail: heike@testthewest.com Last Update: 04/2011
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