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Moose Count Breeds Optimism

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  A recent count of moose in the Jackson Hole area has biologists here cautiously optimistic about an apparent recovery taking place in the population.  Volunteers had joined biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge late last month to count moose in the region in an effort … Continue Reading

Wildlife Closures Remain In Effect

Wildlife at Denali National Park and Preserve.

(JACKSON, Wyo)  As temperatures gradually warm, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is warning the public not to go out in search of antlers in western Wyoming.  Spokesman Mark Gocke explains that shed horn and antler gathering had been prohibited on most public lands west of the Continental Divide between … Continue Reading

BTNF Staffers Receive National Awards

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Bridger-Teton National Forest Wild & Scenic Rivers Coordinator, David Cernicek, who instigated a project to prevent owls from becoming trapped in the forest’s vault toilets is to be honored Wednesday during the 2014 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado.  Cernicek forwarded a photo of … Continue Reading

Offer Accepted For Forest Administrative Property

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Bridger-Teton National Forest has announced that it has accepted an offer for a portion of the administrative site in downtown Jackson.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the offer on the ten acres that were listed for sale is $12-million.  She says the contract was actually signed late Friday afternoon. With the sale, she says … Continue Reading

Two People Caught In Weekend Avalanches

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(JACKSON)  Two of several avalanches over the weekend caught skiers, injuring one to where he had to be flown to safety.  The unidentified skier was reportedly with a group of four when the avalanche released in Granite Canyon on a path called Double Dog-leg shortly before 2:00 pm Sunday.  A call for help was placed to … Continue Reading

Skiers Caught in Avalanche OK

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(JACKSON)  An avalanche yesterday afternoon caught two Jackson Hole skiers in the Upper 7 Dwarfs area in Granite Canyon, causing some undisclosed injuries to at least one of the skiers.  According to the Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center, the first skier apparently triggered an avalanche about 12:30 pm which carried him … Continue Reading

Snow King Improvements Go To Scoping

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(JACKSON)  Bridger Teton National Forest has issued a public scoping notice for the proposed snowmaking facilities and associated infrastructure at Snow King Mountain Resort in Jackson.  Additionally, a conduit to carry fiber optic cable for communications would be … Continue Reading

Avalanche Danger Increases Again

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Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center reports that there were numerous slides yesterday brought on by the new, wet snow received over the weekend.  Among those slides were a sizable one … Continue Reading

Moose Day Volunteers Sought

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A group of volunteers are joining biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge Saturday to count moose in the region.  Called “Nature Mapping Jackson Hole”, this is a program by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation that trains volunteers to become “citizen scientists” who can … Continue Reading

Repairs Discussed For Gros Ventre Road

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Representatives of Bridger Teton National Forest met with Teton County officials and land-owners along the Gros Ventre Road this week to discuss needed improvements to a four-mile, paved segment of the road.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that the work is not slated to begin right away, but information is being gathered about … Continue Reading

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  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]

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