Wingard’s Market hosts Tatanka Bison Tour

October 5, 2022

Wingard’s Market hosts its Tatanka Bison Ranch Tour, led by Wingard’s Naturalist Zach Steinhauser.

The Tatanka Bison Tour takes place Sunday, October 16th at 1:00 pm in York, SC. Members of the tour will join Captain Zach as they visit Tatanka Bison Ranch, where guests will learn the history of the bison herd, how to manage a bison herd, and experience the bison thunder across pastures from ranch owner Fred Ilse.

This adventure is a mix of ecotourism and agritourism. Since there are no wild prairie landscapes left in SC, there are members of this herd that are harvested, and their meat products are sold by Fred which you can purchase at the end of the tour.

Zach received his degree in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation and created this ecotourism opportunity because this is the only Bison herd in South Carolina! “I love getting to show people all of the incredible wildlife in South Carolina. There truly is so much to see, and it’s important to show people the beauty of these natural habitats and what we can do to protect them.” states Zach Steinhauser, Wingard’s Naturalist.

Directions to meeting place will be emailed to you upon registration. Space in this tour is limited. For more information on the tour and registration, visit


Wingard’s is committed to beautifying and to sharing fresh, local produce with our community. Wingard’s Market joined the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top local garden centers when it was named one of Today’s Garden Center magazine’s Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers for 2015 and named one of the Top 100 Garden Centers by Garden Center Magazine in 2017. Wingard’s customers are encouraged to visit the Gift Shoppe and Fresh Produce Market or take a stroll under century-old pecan trees through the Garden Wonderland.