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Traditional Geocache

Beefies - The Simmental

A cache by lmcgisme
Hidden : 5/4/2006
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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This cache, Beefies - The Simmental , is one of the breed caches in the Beefies series. Look under the top to find a letter and number (ex. A=1). You must find all six breed caches first to obtain the coordinates for the final Beefies - The Herd.


It used to be a common sight, when traveling the back roads of southern Wisconsin, to see beef cattle out grazing in a pasture. Now more and more beef farms are being replaced by houses, horses, and hops (well, ok, its really corn and soybeans), and the old barns stand empty. This series highlights six beef breeds you may still see as you're traveling about hunting caches.



The Simmental

The Simmental, a Continental breed originating in Switzerland, is among the oldest and most widely distributed of all breeds of cattle in the world. Simmental cattle, as a breed, tend to have larger, longer heads than British breeds of cattle, and substantially larger ears that are set lower on their head, a trait that can help identify Simmental and Simmental-cross cattle. The early breeders of this breed selected for a large dairy and draft animal, not for beef. They were originally white and light red, but the tend now is to breed for a more solid color rather than patches, and black Simmental now exist in the US. Simmental were reported as early as 1887 in Illinois, but didn't become popular in the US until the 1970's.

This is located on public hunting land. Please hunt this cache after 2:00 pm during Pheasant season (Oct. 20 - Dec. 31, 2007), and its always safest to wear blaze orange.
Many thanks to Mike Foy, Brooklyn Wildlife Area land manager, for giving permission to place this cache.

To get the coordinates for the final Herd cache you must first find the six breed caches. Underneath the top of the ammo can will be letter and its corresponding number.

The caches in this series are:

The caches in this series vary in terrain and difficulty, but all caches are .50 cal ammo cans. This wildlife area has some low, swampy areas, so you may want to bring along an extra pair of socks and shoes, just in case you step in the wrong spot.

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Last Updated: on 3/23/2014 11:15:24 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:15 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum