The National Bison Range was created in 1908 as a means to protect the threatened bison population. Since it is part of the national wildlife refuge system, the area is open to the public for wildlife viewing. For safety reasons, people are asked to stay in their cars because the bison are free range across the preserve.
Since we visited the Bison Range in the late spring, a lot of the animals were shedding their winter coats in preparation for the warm summer weather.
Views like this of wildflower meadows and mountain peaks against the bright blue sky are what made me fall in love with Montana years ago when I first moved here.