Scientists at Oregon State University have published a report claiming that wolves reintroduced into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are benefitting the park. Their announcement comes in response to … Continue Reading
Even as Wyoming waits for a decision from the state legislature and a related decision from the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding de-listing of the wolf in the Rocky Mountain region, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar yesterday announced that the gray wolf would be removed from the endangered species list in the Great Lakes Region. That region includes … Continue Reading
Triple-A Auto Club predicts more drivers will hit the highways this holiday season. They say nearly 92 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the 11-day period from December 23rd to January 2nd. That’s an increase of 1.4%, and the second highest number … Continue Reading
The recent court decision to re-list the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population as an endangered species carries with it the assessments that must be satisfied to once again achieve delisting of the animal. As such, Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Spokesman Gregg Losinski says it is possible the bear could be off the list again as early as … Continue Reading
Now that the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bears have been placed back under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, what direction will future management of the bear take? That is now one of the topics that will certainly emerge as the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee conducts its annual winter meeting in … Continue Reading
Despite relatively warm and windy conditions during the last week of the general season, big game harvest numbers were up at game-check stations around southwestern Montana – with particular success seen in Paradise Valley. Hunters who checked in at the Livingston station … Continue Reading
The hunting of all wolves in Southeast Montana’s very large Wolf Management Unit 390, which includes portions of Park County, closed yesterday just after sunset. The order halting the hunt came after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota of 18 wolves in the wolf management unit had been met.
Park County, Montana health officials have confirmed cases of whooping cough among students at a local high school, elementary school and a private school. Altogether, five cases have been confirmed in Park County. Montana health officials are providing antibiotics to prevent further spread of the highly-contagious disease.