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Grizzly Population Stabilizes

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While the number of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is growing by only 4-percent now, scientists say the population has pretty much reached the level the area can support.  Researchers say the number of grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park … Continue Reading

Barrasso Monitors Winter Plan

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With snow in the air now, more people are beginning to think of the coming winter season.  This year, a temporary winter use plan will again dictate the visitation to Yellowstone National Park while park officials sort through the 58-thousand comments received on the proposed final winter use plan.  US Senator John Barrasso says … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Summer Visitation High

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Summer visitation to Yellowstone National Park is down from 2010 but still emerged as the second highest summer visitation in the park’s history.  According to statistics from the park, summer visitation totaled 3-million-90-thousand-615, down from the more than 3-million-308-thousand seen during the summer of 2010.  September also recorded … Continue Reading

Bear Hunt Curtailed

September 20, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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The hunting of all black bears in Bear Management Unit 510, in portions of Bighorn,  Carbon and Yellowstone Counties in Montana, will close one-half hour after sunset today. The order halting the hunt came … Continue Reading

Gardner Bison Herd Debated Again

September 19, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on an environmental assessment of four interim locations and management for about 150 disease-free bison pending the development of a statewide bison conservation strategy.  The interim locations include two Indian reservations and two wildlife management areas. Under the proposal … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Marks Second Best August

September 13, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Visitation to Yellowstone National Park during August fell short of the numbers seen in August of 2010, but still amounted to the second highest monthly visitation in the park’s history.  According to the National Park Service Public Use Statistics Office, … Continue Reading

Hunting Begins Adjacent Yellowstone

September 13, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The opening of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Yellowstone National Park has prompted  park representatives to remind hunters that hunting is not permitted within the park. Though most of the park boundary is well marked, says Spokesman Al Nash, it is … Continue Reading

Wolf Hunting Begins

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Hunting of Grey Wolves in Idaho and Montana began over the weekend as state game officials in the two states hope to reduce the numbers of wolves to closer to those numbers set as the target for recovery.  Currently, the high numbers of the canine predator has been … Continue Reading

Bison Hunting Set For Montana

August 30, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission has adopted a standard bison hunt quota of 44 either sex licenses for Montana’s 2011 bison hunt, consistent with quotas set in the past four years. Bison hunting begins November 15th.  That state has a new … Continue Reading

Bison Population Down

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Yellowstone National Park’s bison population is estimated to be 3,700 bison following the park’s annual summer survey — down from last year’s count of 3900. The estimate is based on a series of aerial surveys. Specifically, there are an estimated … Continue Reading

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  • Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today.  This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today.  Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph.  Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
  • Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014
    Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
  • Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014
    Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds.  Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state.  Daytime highs will be in […]
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    Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]

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