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GTNP Begins Winter Season

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Winter season also gets into full swing in Grand Teton National Park beginning this weekend.  As a feature of the season, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says a special single day pass is available at all three entrance stations allowing visitors to enter the park for $5 per vehicle, rather than … 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

Retired Rangers Sound Warning

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Retired national park rangers are warning the impending “fiscal cliff” sequester could have dire consequences to our nation’s already budget-strapped parks.  Failure of The Congress to resolve the national budget would result in a mandated 8.3% cut in park budgets and most likely bring … Continue Reading

GTNP Reaches Out To Students

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Grand Teton National Park has announced the implementation of a multi-year initiative focused on local “Class of 2016” students. In partnership with the Grand Teton Association and Jackson Hole High School, park staff will provide … Continue Reading

GTNP Visitation Up

December 10, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park is reporting visitation during the month of November increased slightly contributing to a year-to-date increase as well.  The National Parks Public Use Statistics Office has recorded an overall increase of 3% for the month with … Continue Reading

GTNP To Demo Dam

December 5, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park, the National Elk Refuge and Trout Unlimited propose to remove an aging diversion dam on the Gros Ventre River at Kelly. The Newbold dam impedes native fish passage and is continuing to show signs of failing.  Grand Teton is beginning to … Continue Reading

GTNP Elk Harvest Lowest Since 1950s

December 4, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The number of elk killed by hunters in Grand Teton National Park this fall is the lowest seen since  the hunt was resumed after a two-year suspension in 1961.  That’s according to statistics released yesterday by park biologists.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the total number of elk harvested this year … Continue Reading

Parks Prepare For Austerity

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The fate of the federal budget is causing no small amount of concern for the nation’s parks, and among them, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  Currently, the parks are being operated on funds provided under a continuing resolution that will remain in place until March, providing emergency funding until … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bear Shot By Hunters In GTNP

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Grand Teton National Park officials say a party of three hunters participating in the Elk Reduction Program in Grand Teton National Park encountered, shot and killed an adult male grizzly bear around 7:30 am THursday. The incident was reported to Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 7:32 am.  The hunters say … Continue Reading

Fire Damages Store In GTNP

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An early morning fire Tuesday damaged the convenience store at Signal Mountain, but a call from an observant maintenance worker at the nearby lodge prevented it from becoming more advanced.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

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  • Fair And Warm Weather Lingers Through Mid-Week - September 15, 2014
    A stretch of warm and dry weather will linger across Wyoming for the next few days.  Temperatures will rise into the 70′s for most areas, with partly to mostly sunny skies and fair conditions.  Wednesday could bring a couple mountain showers to north and northwest regions.  Otherwise, no major weather systems will affect the state […]
  • My hunting dog has been pouting - September 15, 2014
    I finally got my dog out for a day of hunting last week. It was almost too late. She’s been pouting for months, and I realized a while ago it was because I hadn’t gotten her on a bird since last November. I figured it out when I took her out to get her tuned […]
  • Improving Weather Expected For Friday & Weekend - September 12, 2014
    We will see improving weather conditions today and this weekend as our latest cold front moves out of the area and higher pressure builds overhead.  However, there could be a few more additional light snow showers in far southeastern parts of the state this morning and visibility could also be reduced at times along I-25 […]
  • Let’s go … skishing? - September 12, 2014
    Many of us in Wyoming have braved the frigid waters of our state in a float tube in order to get into a better position to catch a big fish. But would you consider just jumping all the way in and swimming out to the deep water? Some crazy guy out in New York is […]

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