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GTNP Elk Reduction Program Begins

October 2, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park’s annual Elk Reduction Program will begin Saturday. Under its 1950 enabling legislation, Grand Teton National Park is mandated by federal law to conduct an elk reduction program in cooperation with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department as necessary for … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Rating Reduced

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Teton interagency fire managers lowered the fire danger rating to “Very High” for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Teton County Thursday after moderate rain fell across the area earlier in the week. However, fire officials warn that Western Wyoming is still very dry and unseasonably warm. Hunters and other recreationists need to be aware that … Continue Reading

GTNP Hosts Volunteer Event

September 28, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
Elk Ranch Fence

Grand Teton National Park will waive entrance fees Saturday in recognition of National Public Lands Day. National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis announced that all 397 national park sites will offer free entry in an effort to encourage individuals, families and communities to reconnect with nature and explore America’s great outdoors. Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says those visiting this park are being encouraged to … Continue Reading

Bicycle Path Closing For Season

September 28, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
Photo courtesy Patrick Dolan/JH Weekly

Whether you are a serious bicyclist or a casual rider who enjoys the recently-opened pathway between Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, this is the last weekend it will be open this season.  The five-mile segment of pathway is subject to an annual closure between October first and April 30th in order to … Continue Reading

State Prepares For Wolf Management

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has begun monitoring wolf populations by capturing and radio-collaring wolves in areas of Wyoming where wolves are designated as trophy game animals.  That area includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and much of Teton County.  Game and Fish Large Carnivore Section Supervisor Mark Bruscino says … Continue Reading

Parks Provide End-of-Season Attraction

Yellowstone Fall

This time of year in the nearby national parks means facilities and visitor services are closing – but at the same time, the fewer crowds, the wildlife activity and the fall colors make it a great time to visit.  Yellowstone National Park officials point out that … Continue Reading

Photo Festival Marks 10th Year

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Tomorrow night marks the tenth Annual Fall Photo Festival, cosponsored by the National Park Service and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in celebration of National Public Lands Day on September 29th.   Amateur and professional photographers are sharing some of their favorite images of … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Declared “Extreme”

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Interagency fire officials on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, in Grand Teton National Park and throughout Teton County have elevated the fire danger rating to extreme due to the lack of precipitation.  Fire officials use several indices when determining fire danger such as … Continue Reading

Beavers Causing Road Damage

September 21, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
beaver lodge

It’s been a busy construction season in Grand Teton National Park, but not just on the park’s roads.  Some of the wildlife has been rather industrious as well. Over the past several months, a family of beavers built a sizable dam and lodge in a wetlands area along the Moose-Wilson Road just north of the Death Canyon Road. The beavers expanded their dam and created a substantial pond that threatens to … Continue Reading

GTNP Foot Bridges Being Replaced

September 19, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Two popular foot bridges in Grand Teton National Park will be unavailable for the next several weeks while they are reconstructed.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says one is at … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
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    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
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    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
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