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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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  • Let the Christmas hints begin - November 28, 2014
    My little sprouts are already getting ramped up for Christmas. They still don’t quite have the whole idea of the Christmas season, but they’re definitely into the presents. I was a little fella once, and I remember counting down the days until December 25th. There were no visions of sugarplums, but pocket knives, snowshoes, shotguns […]
  • Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014
    I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]

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