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Montana Seeks More Aggressive Wolf Hunting

January 29, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Even as Wyoming’s wolf management policies are under fire in the courts again, a bill that would prevent the closure of wolf hunt areas near Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks before the quota is reached, allow multiple wolf licenses and generally expand wolf hunting in Montana has been … Continue Reading

Bison Restrictions Overturned

January 8, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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It appears the Gardiner Basin just north of Yellowstone will continue to be a home for the buffalo to roam – at least for now.  Montana District Judge E. Wayne Phillips yesterday  rejected challenges to a new state policy allowing wild bison to roam outside the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park. The ruling turned down … Continue Reading

Wolf Hunt Reopened Near Gardiner

January 4, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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A district judge has reopened wolf hunting and trapping seasons in two areas north of Yellowstone National Park. Those areas were closed by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission on December 10th in response to concern that hunters were taking wolves with … Continue Reading

YNP Biologists Propose Thinning Bison Herd

January 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park biologists are recommending that 450 bison, primarily females, be killed this winter to “reduce abundance and growth potential” in the northern herd. The statement was part of the operating procedures outlined at the … Continue Reading

Post Offices Close Early Today

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds – but they do take Christmas and New Year’s Day off.  While mail will be delivered as normal on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, most retail locations will be closing as early as … Continue Reading

IGBC Reviews Signage

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee concluded its annual winter meeting yesterday in Missoula, Montana after discussing a host of issues and activities involving the bear through the multi-state area.  IGBC Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the committee revisited the new signage that was implemented last summer and determined that they had been … Continue Reading

YNP Winter Season Begins

YNP Winter

The winter season begins this weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Beginning at 7:00 am Saturday morning, visitors will be able to travel to the park’s interior roads on commercially guided snowmobiles or snowcoaches from the North, West and South Entrances.  Travel through the park’s East Entrance over Sylvan Pass is … Continue Reading

IGBC Proposes Grizzly Hunting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee wraps up its 3-day winter meeting today in Missoula, Montana.  Topping the committee’s agenda on the first day was the question of using regulated hunting as a management tool once the grizzly population in an ecosystem has recovered.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says … Continue Reading

Montana Wolf Hunting Curtailed

December 12, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Officials of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks have announced that the state is halting the hunting of wolves in areas north of Yellowstone National Park.  The decision came in response to … Continue Reading

IGBC Discusses Grizzly Hunting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee begins its annual winter meeting in Missoula, Montana today to hear updates on efforts made to create a Grizzly Bear Conservation Fund, and to discuss an IGBC policy statement in support of regulated hunting as a method of management for grizzly bears in … Continue Reading

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  • Why can’t I find old-school camo? Wait, don’t answer that. - August 27, 2014
    Where did that good old, brown, tan and black camo pattern go? You know what I mean. The pattern duck and goose hunters used to wear all the time. It was just splotches of dark brown, light brown and a little bit of black. Big splotches. I’ve been complaining for years that you can’t find […]
  • Familiar With the Grizzlies Personnel [AUDIO] - August 26, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys much-anticipated opener of the Craig Bohl era is this Saturday in Laramie.  For the first time since 1997, the Cowboys play Montana, an FCS program out of the Big Sky Conference.  The Grizzlies come in as one of the top FCS teams in the country, ranked preseason #5.  They also return a […]
  • Show me a line, I’ll show you a wind knot - August 26, 2014
    My fly line tippets never last me very long. Early in the season, I’ll put a new wind knot in a tippet on every cast. I’ve actually gotten two knots on a single cast before. I don’t even know how that’s possible, but I’ve done it. I’ve gotten wind knots in my leader, too, and […]
  • I’ll take a full-size truck, please - August 25, 2014
    I mentioned last week that I’ve had the opportunity for an extended test drive of a Nissan Titan, and I compared it to the smaller Nissan Frontier. The Frontier’s smaller size gives it a little better ability to get through tight spots and over rough roads, but I still like a full-size truck for hunting […]

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