Monday, April 23, 2012

Cattle branding at Circle View Guest Ranch a true western experience

You would be hard-pressed to find something more authentically western to take photos of than the spring cattle roundup and branding at the Circle View Guest Ranch near Interior, South Dakota.

Last Saturday's event saw Kruse family members ranging in age from the 90s to the single digits cooperating to get the chore done. Visitors to the ranch are welcome to watch, take photos, or even participate in tasks like vaccinating.

Although this year's branding is over, the Circle View Guest Ranch hosts visitors year-round for western experiences on the edge of the Badlands. Photography groups, horseback and motorcycle riders, prairie dog hunters and honeymooners enjoy the panoramic vista from the ranch lodge. More info can be found at

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