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
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
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
Yellowstone National Park is seeking people to participate in five working groups to help forge winter use management policies for the park. Each of the working groups is to focus on specific winter use topics including soundscape and air quality, wildlife, the noncommercially-guided snowmobile access program, winter operations and technology, and overall visitor experience. Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading
The number of elk on the National Elk Refuge is increasing, but the more numerous ungulates still will have to forage for their own meals for a while. Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says ample forage remains at wet meadow index sites north of Miller Butte, and … Continue Reading
While the weekend’s winter storm dropped appreciable amounts of snow on the mountains of western Wyoming, the total precipitation in the drainages surrounding Jackson Hole are still at or slightly below the 30 year average. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, … Continue Reading
Grand Teton National Park has announced the holidays that entrance fees will be waived, starting next week with Martin Luther King Day. Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says those holidays include … Continue Reading
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
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
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.
Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today. This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today. Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph. Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014 Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014 Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds. Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state. Daytime highs will be in […]
Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014 Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
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