HYRUM, Utah -(Ammoland.com)- Another chance to ride a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon through the middle of hundreds of wild elk is almost here.
Another season of viewing wild elk from a horse-drawn wagon or sleigh begins Dec. 8 at Hardware Ranch.
To celebrate the start of another elk-viewing season at the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area, staff at the WMA will hold the ranch’s annual Elk Festival on Dec. 9. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Nov. 30, Brad Hunt, manager of the Hardware Ranch WMA, said 350 elk were already in the area that surrounds the meadow through which the sleighs or wagons are pulled. “We don’t have any snow yet,” Hunt said on Nov. 30, “but we’re ready for an awesome kickoff.”
Except for a fee to ride through the elk herd ($5 for those 9 years of age or older, or $3 for those 4 to 8 years old), all of the festival activities are free.
You can reach Hardware Ranch by traveling 16 miles east of Hyrum on state Route 101.
In addition to riding a sleigh or wagon through the middle of the elk herd, several free activities will be held on Dec. 9. …Read the Rest