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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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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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