The Hagerman Wildlife Management Area is located right next door to the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, so it is well worth checking out this sagebrush wilderness during a visit. Both of these destinations are located along the Snake River a few dozen miles west of Twin Falls, Idaho, so modern amenities are within reach. The Hagerman Fossil Beds are where the oldest horse fossils were found in North America and wild horses can occasionally be spotted in the local wildlife areas. This is quite a contrast to envision when considering that the ancient equine fossils were the size of a large dog when they disappeared after the continental drift occurred, yet they returned to this area in modern times as full size horses. To see a wild horse roaming the fossil beds would truly be a lucky image to capture, but as can be seen in the photos, the odds of spotting pronghorn antelope are much better. The morning hours are best for viewing pronghorn herds at play in the Hagerman Wildlife Management Area, so be prepared to rise and shine early before doing the fossil beds tour!
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