Antelope Island Wildlife Search and Shoot


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The Golden Hour is showing to be between 6:30am and 7:22am on this day. Antelope Island has about 24  artificial nesting sites for burrowing owls, and they are close to the entry a long the causeway and also off the road on the way to Field Garr Ranch. The focus for this event will be the wildlife on the island. Porcupine can be found in the trees on the way to the ranch, and the Great Horned Owl couple can be seen now and again at the ranch. I usually see coyote on the island but usually at dusk instead of dawn. There are plenty of buffalo on the island as well and of course the ever popular antelope. We all know how wildlife can be.  Please, if you do find a burrowing owl nest, regardless if it is on Antelope Island or anywhere else for that matter, never, ever approach it for any reason, doing so could quite possibly cause the owls to abandon the nest altogether. Meeting location TBD prior to event.

There are fees to get on to the island and they are as follows:

Entrance fee: $15 per vehicle up to 8 people

Senior entrance fee (65 years of age): $10 per vehicle up to 8 people

Motorcycles: $5.00 per motorcycle

Bicycles and Pedestrians: $3 per person

Commercial Groups (including over 8 people per vehicle): $3 per person and $5 per bus

Educational Groups: $1 per person and $5 per bus with prior reservation

Antelope Island Annual Pass: $65 (includes the Davis County Causeway fee)

Annual State Parks Day Use Pass:$125 for Utah Residents$65 for Utah Resident Seniors$175 for Non-ResidentsAnnual State Park Passes do not cover the $2 Davis County Causeway fee. A separate Causeway Sticker can be purchased at the park entrance booth for $15.