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YNP Visitation Not A Record, But Solid

January 13, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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2013 was not a record year for visitation to Yellowstone National Park, but it was among the top half-dozen.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says using the new system of counting people visiting the park for recreation; there were a total of more than 3-million-188-thousand.  He says while that’s down from what it was in 2012, … Continue Reading

WGF Changes Bison Hunting Regulations

January 13, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has imposed changes in hunting regulations as they pertain to wild bison.  Beginning this year, a person who is issued an “any wild bison” license and harvests a bull bison will not be eligible to apply for, or receive an “any wild bison” license in any future year, but will be eligible to apply for and receive a female or calf wild bison license the following year. Likewise, … Continue Reading

Avalanche WARNING In Effect Here

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The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche WARNING for the Teton and Gros Ventre ranges through noon Monday. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist and large avalanches have been observed.  Large to very large natural and human-triggered avalanches are likely.  Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.  Visit http://jhavalanche.org for the latest information.

Aurora Expected But Hidden By Storm

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Would you rather have snow or a show?  Tonight, that might be a hard question to answer, but this area of northwest Wyoming will be giving up what might be an impressive display of the Aurora Borealis due to the current winter storm.  Forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center are expecting strong … Continue Reading

Wolf Hunters Surveyed by State

January 9, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking gray wolf hunters to take a few minutes and participate in an online survey regarding the 2013 gray wolf harvest.  Spokesman Ray Hageman says nearly 1900 surveys are also being mailed to those who held gray wolf hunting licenses.  Those surveys, he says … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Shaken by a 3.5 Quake

January 7, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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While Yellowstone National Park experiences earth tremors daily, usually measuring little over 1 on the Richter scale, a quake of 3.5 was felt early Monday morning in the interior of the park, about 19 miles south of Gardiner, Montana.  That shake reportedly occurred around … Continue Reading

Snowpack Still Average or Below

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Despite this week’s snowfall in northwestern Wyoming, snowpack in the region is still lagging slightly behind in some basins and is running about average in others.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snowpack in the Snake River Basin is … Continue Reading

Elk Refuge Visitation Sets Record

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A record number of visitors was set last week as throngs of visitors have been taking the sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge herd over the holiday weeks.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says that visitation peaked last Saturday.  She says 862 people went on a sleigh ride on the 55 sleighs that went out during the day. Altogether, Iverson says … Continue Reading

Elk Feeding Won’t Begin Soon

January 2, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Feeding season ends for elk.

Don’t look for feeding to begin on the refuge for a while yet.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says despite below average forage production on the refuge as a result of the summer drought, there is still plenty of forage left on the reserve for … Continue Reading

Wyoming Wolf Hunt Done Tonight

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The harvest of wolves in Wyoming’s Trophy Game area has moved closer to its 2013 limit with the killing of a fourth wolf in the area east of Grand Teton National park and a third in the area east of Yellowstone National Park last week.  As of Monday, 24 of the 26 animals set as this year’s quota had been killed, and 13 others had been killed under predator status.  The wolf hunting season closes at the end of the day today.

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