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WGF Traps, Tests Bighorn Sheep

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Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have once again been trapping big horn sheep in the Jackson Hole area to take blood samples and radio collar the ewes to track their movements between habitats.  Spokesman Mark Gocke explains that about half of the population … Continue Reading

Lion Hunt South of Jackson Ends

January 28, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
mountain lion

Lion hunting has ended now Hunt Area 29 because the annual mortality quota of six lions has been reached there.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department ended the hunt in the area located south of Jackson which generally includes the Hoback River drainage, the southern Gros Ventre mountains and northern Wyoming Range. It also includes the Snake River Range south to the Snake River Canyon. Hunt Area 29 will not reopen now until next season.

Barrasso Hopes 2014 Will Bring More Productivity

January 28, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Sen John Barrasso

As the Wyoming legislature prepares to go into its biennial budget session next month, Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso again says the Congress of the United States could take a lesson from them.  He says the beauty of the citizen legislature in Wyoming is that just about everyone has a background in some in field of business and knows … Continue Reading

The National Elk Refuge Begins Tweeting

January 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The National Elk Refuge has launched an addition to its social media communication practices. Twitter will be used to share news stories, photos, multimedia presentations, visitor opportunities, emergency notifications, and other information. Users can follow the @NatlElkRefuge Twitter feed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. 

Jackson Hole May Get An Observatory

January 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Jackson Hole could someday be home to a public observatory and planetarium if the vision of a recent PhD recipient from the University of Wyoming is realized.  Dr. Samuel Singer who constructed two telescopes and established a small astronomical observatory at Hampshire College as part of his bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy, went on to be recognized by NASA for … Continue Reading

Russian Citizen Arrested In Jackson

January 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Weapons scopes for Jan 21, 2014 NR

A Russian citizen arrested last August in Jackson has been sentenced and deported immediately to Russia after spending the last five months in federal prison for conspiracy to illegally export military-grade scopes to Russia.  32 year-old Roman Georgiyevich Kvinikadze was arrested by Homeland Security agents after earlier attempting to purchase the scopes from an undercover agent in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition to his time in prison and subsequent deportation, he was fined $7500.

Jackson Speechies Still On Top

January 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team won again last weekend with a first place finish at the Evanston Invitational, held at Evanston High School Friday and Saturday, with ten schools in attendance.  Jackson captured the 3A crown with 96 sweepstakes points compared to second place Worland’s 26 points and third place Star Valley’s 24 points.  Jackson also topped … Continue Reading

Traffic Rerouted Over New Bridge

January 25, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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It wasn’t quite the opening they were counting on, but Friday evening, the Wyoming Department of Transportation rerouted traffic on US Highway 26/89 across the newly-built Snake River Canyon Bridge at Hoback Junction – or at least two lanes of it anyway.  District Engineer Bob Hammond explains that some work still remains on … Continue Reading

Two More Animal Deaths Investigated In GTNP

January 24, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Park rangers began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the presence of  two wildlife carcasses—one coyote and one red fox— lying  alongside the road near Gros Ventre Junction and just east of Highway 26/89/191 in Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says several passersby spotted the two animal carcasses and reported them to … Continue Reading

Snowpack Down But Water Content Normal

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Snowpack averages, which had been hovering near normal in the river basins of Northwest Wyoming has been steadily declining as snowstorms have been few and far between in the past weeks.  Currently, the Natural Resources Conservation Service reports the actual snow level … Continue Reading

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  • Why can’t I find old-school camo? Wait, don’t answer that. - August 27, 2014
    Where did that good old, brown, tan and black camo pattern go? You know what I mean. The pattern duck and goose hunters used to wear all the time. It was just splotches of dark brown, light brown and a little bit of black. Big splotches. I’ve been complaining for years that you can’t find […]
  • Familiar With the Grizzlies Personnel [AUDIO] - August 26, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys much-anticipated opener of the Craig Bohl era is this Saturday in Laramie.  For the first time since 1997, the Cowboys play Montana, an FCS program out of the Big Sky Conference.  The Grizzlies come in as one of the top FCS teams in the country, ranked preseason #5.  They also return a […]
  • Show me a line, I’ll show you a wind knot - August 26, 2014
    My fly line tippets never last me very long. Early in the season, I’ll put a new wind knot in a tippet on every cast. I’ve actually gotten two knots on a single cast before. I don’t even know how that’s possible, but I’ve done it. I’ve gotten wind knots in my leader, too, and […]
  • I’ll take a full-size truck, please - August 25, 2014
    I mentioned last week that I’ve had the opportunity for an extended test drive of a Nissan Titan, and I compared it to the smaller Nissan Frontier. The Frontier’s smaller size gives it a little better ability to get through tight spots and over rough roads, but I still like a full-size truck for hunting […]

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