• Photo by Jason Savage

    What’s your best bison story?

    Yellowstone National Park is, of course, a place where many buffalo roam. So before we debut our Sept/Oct issue that includes several stories from the park, we asked our friends on Facebook to tell us their best Yellowstone bison story. Here’s what a couple had to say:

    Teri Garrison: I was roaming the boardwalk near Old Faithful when this beautiful creature wandered up and past. I stood mesmerized as it ambled just feet away from me.

    Photo by Teri Garrison

    Photo by Teri Garrison

    Shanna Mae Swanson: One fall I had planned a camping trip in Yellowstone with a few photographer friends of mine. I left super early to get into the park during sunrise and had made it to the Midway Geyser Basin area just after sunrise. Before I arrived at the parking area, I had noticed a herd of buffalo in the geyser area and thought it would be pretty cool to stop and photograph them. Once I was in the parking area, I set all of my photo gear on the hood of my car to get everything organized. All of the sudden a buffalo came through the trees right in front of my car, and then another and another. The herd of buffalo were stampeding into the parking lot. When I saw the first buffalo I ran to the back of my car (because I had locked my car) and laid up against the trunk to stay out of the way, leaving all of my camera gear on the hood of my car. Here I was in the middle of a herd of bison without a camera and a hundred tourists on the other side of the parking lot taking photos of the bison and of me lying on my car. It was definitely a crazy moment and an experience I will never forget.

    To share your answer and pictures, or read more of what our friends had to say, find us on Facebook. We’ll also have some stories in the Sept/Oct issue – out soon.

    You can also email stories and photos to editor@montanamagazine.com.

    Also, look out for more Fan Feedback questions at fb.com/montanamagazine.

    - Jenna

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      "Transitional spring" at Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Mark LaRowe Photography

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      McGregor Lake, between Libby and Kalispell. Photo by Yvonne Moe Resch

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      An Endecott Cattle Co. calf. Photo by Mark LaRowe Photography

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      McMillian Ridger near Libby. Photo by Catherine Dotson

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      Newborn Big Sky bighorn. By Mark LaRowe Photography

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      Snow geese at Freezeout Lake. By Ken Stolz

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      A rainbow and rain storm in Kalispell's West Valley. Photo by Travis Scott

    Montana springtime slideshow: Clouds and baby animals

    April is here. As most of Montana continues to shake off the winter, it seems like the right time for a springtime slideshow.

    And thanks to our great Facebook friends, we’ve put together a pretty nice set of images to share.

    In some ways, we could call this the Mark LaRowe show. Mark shared a handful of amazing shots, including the calf, the Ninepipes weather and the baby bighorn images included here.

    Also have to give a big thank you to Catherine Dotson (McMillian Ridge), Ken Stolz (Freezeout Lake), Travis Scott (rainbow) and Yvonne Moe Resch (McGregor Lake) for sharing images with us.

    Our readers easily the best. Enjoy!

    - Jenna