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Refuge Not To Begin Feeding Yet

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There may be more snow on the ground at the National Elk Refuge, but biologists don’t think that is preventing the elk there from accessing sufficient forage yet.  As such state and federal wildlife biologists do not anticipate initiating supplemental feeding quite yet.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says there is … Continue Reading

Man Convicted of Illegally Killing Grizzly Bear

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An Etna, Wyoming man has been found guilty of illegally shooting and killing of a grizzly bear near Moran in 2012.  After a lengthy investigation and a two day jury trial, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports the successful conviction of Joe B. Conger who shot and killed the bear on September 30, 2012, while hunting on Mount Randolph north of Moran. While registering the bear with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, … Continue Reading

WGF Traps, Tests Bighorn Sheep

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Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have once again been trapping big horn sheep in the Jackson Hole area to take blood samples and radio collar the ewes to track their movements between habitats.  Spokesman Mark Gocke explains that about half of the population … Continue Reading

The National Elk Refuge Begins Tweeting

January 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The National Elk Refuge has launched an addition to its social media communication practices. Twitter will be used to share news stories, photos, multimedia presentations, visitor opportunities, emergency notifications, and other information. Users can follow the @NatlElkRefuge Twitter feed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. 

Snowpack Down But Water Content Normal

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Snowpack averages, which had been hovering near normal in the river basins of Northwest Wyoming has been steadily declining as snowstorms have been few and far between in the past weeks.  Currently, the Natural Resources Conservation Service reports the actual snow level … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Promises Keen Competition

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The 19th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race begins from the Jackson town square one week from today with 17 competitors registered to participate.  That’s down from 21 racers last year, but Race Director Dan Carter says the competition will be very keen. Carter points in particular to … Continue Reading

US Senator Barrasso Says ESA Needs Revision

January 22, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Last fall, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee voted to recommend the delisting of the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, leaving it to the US Fish and Wildlife Service to make the final determination.  Senator John Barrasso, in Jackson Tuesday agrees that the bear should be de-listed, but says the question of such a determination goes deeper than just this issue.  He says he believes … Continue Reading

Refuge Roads To Be Resurfaced

January 20, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
National Elk Refuge

The National Elk Refuge is looking at the possibility of improving public roads on the refuge during the summer of 2015.  The work will largely encompass adding aggregate surface course material to the majority of the public routes within the Refuge as well as establishing several pullouts to facilitate wildlife viewing and … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Mulls Arguements

January 17, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments in the case of an environmentalist denied access to state records related to endangered species protection for grizzly bears. Robert Aland sought records that supported the conclusion that Yellowstone grizzly population is healthy enough to be removed from protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. He had been denied on the grounds that … Continue Reading

Bison Population Reduced By 240

January 17, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Sunday marked the final day for bison hunting on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole.  Preliminary estimates from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department place the success rate of hunters at 240 bison.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says if the count proves to be true, … Continue Reading

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  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]

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