The Bucking S Ranch is located in the heart of Wyoming “The Cowboy State”. We are situated along the Seminoe-Alcova Scenic Backway on an altitude of 6,000 to over 8,000 ft. and are surrounded by the foothills of the Seminoe and Shirley Mountains. The next town, Alcova, is over 30 mi. away and we are in the middle of open range cattle country – out here cattle have right of way even on the road and they make use of it. You can go on endless rides and all you will encounter are cattle pastures, mountains with beautiful natural rock formations, creeks, lakes, abundant wildlife and rugged beauty all around.
d) on a total of 40,000 acres. Mid May the cows with their calves are shipped back to the ranch after they wintered on a farm in a milder climate. We brand and vaccinate the animals before we drive them to their spring pasture. The whole season from mid-May to mid-October we rotate the cattle approx. every two weeks to a new pasture as grazing conditions and water dictates.
Each pasture stretches over a couple of thousands of acres of rugged and diverse terrain and we often have to back-ride pastures a couple of times to find all mavericks. Driving cattle from one pasture to another means long hours in the saddle and sometimes we even go for two days with an overnight cow camp. During our scenic rides you will enjoy the wide open spaces and solitude, breathing the clean air, feeling the warm sun while discovering a peaceful and unhurried countryside.
All our pastures are watered by springs, creeks or lakes. To make sure that the pastures are grazed evenly, we also move the cattle within each pasture at least once a week to a new water source and put out salt and minerals. At the same time we check the herd for their health. A sick or injured animal gets either treated right on the spot or we bring it back to the headquarters to keep it under watch.
You will see a wide selection of wildlife during your rides and our guests enjoy that tremendously. At the same time, though, the amount of wildlife has also quite some effect on our fences. And cattle have an incredible talent in spotting wholes in the fence – the grass on the other side of the fence always seems to look greener. Therefore, it is also one of our daily chores to check fences, repair if necessary and bring back strays. Overall, days on an operating cattle ranch are always filled with work as well as excitement and we truly enjoy every minute of it. We love to share this experience and lifestyle of the old western tradition with our guests and friends from all across the country and around the world.
The Bucking S Ranch
From the moment you arrive we promise nothing less than real down-home hospitality in a very personal and family oriented setting. The atmosphere is relaxed and you will enjoy a sense of freedom from stress. The main ranch house, a beautiful log home, is open to the guests at all times for family style dining, entertaining and relaxation. The Bucking S offers a unique ranch adventure with personalized attention and the opportunity to step back in time and experience the real West as it has been and can still be today.
No matter if you plan on coming alone, bringing your family or group of friends, planning a reunion or corporate retreat, you will find our ranch to be an ideal setting for a unique getaway. If you have an appreciation of beautiful western scenery, wildlife, horses, good home cooked food and a simplistic way of life, this is the place for you. We look forward to welcoming guests to our home and making new friends.
After you had a chance to browse through our web site, we would very much enjoy speaking to you personally about our ranch, answer any questions you might have and make sure you have a good understanding of what to expect from a ranch vacation at The Bucking S.
Discover your inner cowboy and enjoy the ride!