(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
What happens when there is a government sector that contains children who need educations but is not served by a school district. US Senator Mike Enzi responded to the situation in Yellowstone National Park where funds used to compensate nearby Montana school districts became prohibited, saying the need is not provided for under Payment in Lieu of Taxes. He says the Payment in Lieu of Taxes is … Continue Reading
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks has closed the season for hunting and trapping wolves in the portion of Park County near Gardiner last night after the pre-established harvest quota there was met. Altogether, … Continue Reading
Montana wildlife commissioners are considering a proposal to increase the number of bison that can be harvested in two hunting seasons proposed on the southern end of Paradise Valley north of Gardiner. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 3 Spokesperson Andrea Jones says between now and February 13th, comments are being accepted … Continue Reading
Time is running out for packages to be mailed and still arrive in time for Christmas. The US Postal Service says those with loved ones stationed overseas, today is the deadline for military mail. Those trying to save money by sending things across the country by parcel post … Continue Reading
The closure of forest land in the vicinity of the Emigrant Fire above Paradise Valley has been lifted now, but forest officials are urging caution by anyone going into that area. Gallatin National Forest Spokesperson Marna Daley says people will … Continue Reading
Two groups of demonstrators lined up outside barricaded Yellowstone National Park entrance stations Sunday to voice their displeasure at the closure of the national parks due to the government shutdown. Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says about 100 gathered outside the park’s East Entrance while another 20 lined up outside the North Entrance at Gardiner, carrying signs and showing support for the park while … Continue Reading
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has closed hunting district 303 which includes portions of Park County adjacent Yellowstone National Park to any further hunting of big horn sheep beginning tonight. According to the department, the pre-established harvest quota for the sheep has been met now. The hunt was to have ended December first. The hunting closure becomes effective at sunset.
As the 10th day of the government shutdown looms, the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees says more than seven million Americans have been kept out of national parks and collectively $750 million in visitor spending has been lost, with huge repercussions for … Continue Reading
Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014 A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today. Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming. Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening. […]
Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014 If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014 U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014 Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]
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