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“Get Along Little Dogies”

cattle drive

The vanishing American cattle drive will once again be seen on the northern end of Jackson Hole this Saturday.  Grand Teton National Park is alerting drivers on US Highway 26/89/191 through Moran Junction may encounter some delays between 6:45 and 8:30 am due to bovine blockage.  Park rangers will … Continue Reading

Wild Mamas Very Protective

Elk Cow and Calf

The message about leaving young wildlife alone is a very familiar one this time of year.  However, those spending time in the outdoors or specifically setting out to view wildlife need to beware of the adult animals which are very protective of their young.  Already, Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

Grand Teton Seeks To Get People Outside

GTNP Pathway

Grand Teton National Park will launch a new Active Trails program in cooperation with St. John’s Medical Center, kicking-off the program at Miller Park in Jackson from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday. The objective of the program is to … Continue Reading

Teton Park Sees Bear Jams

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The abundance of animals – especially bears – in Grand Teton National Park has been causing quite a stir over the past couple weeks as well as some significant headaches for traffic there.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the park’s abundant bear population has been … Continue Reading

Beware of the Bears

bear sign - Gocke

This is Bear Awareness Week, and as we have been hearing, grizzly bears in this area have been very much in evidence. Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says with the success of grizzly recovery, bears are now in areas where they haven’t been for decades, so it means … Continue Reading

Weekend Rain A Mixed Blessing

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Several days of rain, including both days of the weekend, have spoiled the recreational plans of many; but the rain has been a real blessing to the area.  Those reporting totals around the valley to the National Weather Service have measured nearly … Continue Reading

GTNP Schedules Indian Artists

Indian Artists

Grand Teton National Park has announced this summer’s schedule of American Indian Guest Artists who will be demonstrating their crafts in the park.  Participating artists share the cultural traditions of their tribes through such art forms as … Continue Reading

Petition Seeks NPS to Protect Wolves

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The National Park Service is being urged through a petition filed by the National Parks Conservation Association to set rules about wolf hunts.  The petition asks that regulations be set to protect gray wolves from being hunted inside the John D. Rockefeller Jr., Memorial Parkway, which … Continue Reading

Leave The Wildlife Babies Alone

elk calf

It has sometimes been referred to as the “Bambi syndrome” where casual observers in the public view baby animals they believe may be abandoned and want to intervene.  Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says that is exactly the wrong thing to do.  He explains that … Continue Reading

Local Funds Mitigate Sequestration Here

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Not surprisingly, Sequestration was on the minds of the superintendents of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as they addressed the Jackson Hole Lunchtime Rotary Club Tuesday.  Both praised the participation of the local communities and foundations for … Continue Reading

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  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]
  • Hot and Mostly Sunny - July 21, 2014
    Temperatures will stay hot for today with only a small chance of a few gusty thunderstorms in the east.  Temperatures for eastern Wyoming will be a few degrees cooler but still very warm on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tuesday looks to be generally dry as well.
  • It’s true — kids say some weird stuff - July 21, 2014
    An e-mail I got the other day highlighted some of the things an anonymous mother from Texas learned from her kids. Things like, “If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor isn’t strong enough to rotate a 42-pound boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, […]
  • Shoot some skeet if you’re feeling like a crack shot - July 18, 2014
    I shot at a lot of clay pigeons when I was a kid, but I never did it at an organized trap or skeet club. And I’ve shot at a lot of birds, both upland and waterfowl. I may not have been born with a shotgun in my hand, but I picked one up not […]

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