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Pilot Dies in Plane Crash

June 19, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Montana Comments Off

One person is dead after a plane crash near the Idaho-Montana border. The twin-engine airplane crashed in a parking lot Tuesday near the Lost Trail ski area. The pilot was alone on the plane and was killed in the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating

Agencies Push Bison Back into Yellowstone

May 20, 2014 State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off

State and Federal agencies are pushing bison back into Yellowstone National Park today for their yearly effort to keep the migrating bison away from cattle in southwestern Montana. State Department of Livestock Executive Officer Christian Mackay says horseback and ATV riders are driving 300 West Yellowstone bison seven miles deeper into the park. Local News 8 says the agencies have been sued by environmentalists in the past for using helicopters so they’ve reverted to horses and four wheelers

Yellowstone Elk Count Marred by Weather

April 16, 2014 State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off

Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks says they weren’t able to finish counting the elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana. Park and department scientists say the numbers this year are probably close to last year’s 3,900 elk, but they didn’t finish counting this year because of bad weather. The herd peaked at 20,000 in 1992 before gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone

Montana Wildlife Officials Release Bison Herd to Repopulate

April 2, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off

Montana wildlife officials are trying to release 135 bison into the wild to repopulate the endangered species. The bison herd was captured from Yellowstone National Park and held for several years in a Montana Fish and Wildlife Park in Bozeman. They have been tested and don’t have any diseases. Officials say the animals could be moved as early as November

Latest Snowmobile Fatality Victim Identified

March 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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(COOKE CITY, Mont)  Another snowmobiler died in an incident near Cooke City, Montana yesterday.  Park County, Montana Undersheriff Scott Hamilton says a snowmobile crash in the vicinity of Abundance Flat  was reported shortly after noon to Yellowstone National Park who in turn the Park County Sheriff’s office.  Hamilton says 48 year-old Brian MacPherson, of Martensville, Saskatchewan, Canada was apparently … Continue Reading

Lummis Defends States’ Water Rights

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  Wyoming’s U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted with a bi-partisan majority of 238-174 to pass the Water Rights Protection Act yesterday.  The bill bars federal agencies from demanding that citizens and businesses relinquish their water rights to the U.S. government and have them considered for a public lands permit or lease.  Lummis told the Congress that such a federal government practice … Continue Reading

IBMP Decision Upheld

March 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
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(HELENA, Mont)  The Montana Supreme Court this week upheld the “Adaptive Management Adjustments” made to the Interagency Bison Management Plan in 2011.  Those adjustments provide that Yellowstone bison may roam farther into the Gardiner Basin north of the park.  The Supreme Court ruling was based on … Continue Reading

Avalanche Claims Minnesota Snowmobiler (Name Released)

March 12, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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(COOKE CITY, Mont)  An 18 year-old Minnesota man died yesterday in an avalanche near Cooke City Montana.  According to Park County, Montana Undersheriff Scott Hamilton, the sheriff’s office there received a call at about 4:00 pm of a snowmobiler buried in an avalanche in the Daisy Pass/Crown Butte area.  Five members of the Park County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded and … Continue Reading

Bison Demonstrator Appears In Court

March 12, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(MAMMOTH, Wyo)  The man who chained himself to the bison capture facility outside Yellowstone National Park last week made his first appearance in federal court and refused a plea arrangement – opting for a full trial with the aid of an attorney.  20 year-old Comfrey Jacobs had … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Bison Reduction Program Concluded

March 10, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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(GARDINER, MT)  The bison roundup in Yellowstone National Park is over.  Wildlife managers removed about 600 bison from the park populations which had grown to approximately 46-hundred animals. Last summer the Interagency Bison Management Plan partners determined that … Continue Reading

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  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • 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 […]

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