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Eagles A Familiar Sight At The Elk Refuge

December 27, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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America’s majestic bald eagle is a wildlife conservation success story – and they’re so common in Jackson Hole that we almost take them for granted. In truth, the species almost succumbed to habitat loss and DDT contamination before earning federal protection in 1967.  One of the treats for those visiting the National Elk Refuge north of Jackson, says Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson, is … Continue Reading

Snow Accumulation Still Below Normal Here

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While the snowfall just prior to Christmas was a God-send for the area’s ski resorts, it still has not topped the region’s 30-year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, precipitation in the Snake River Basin is now … Continue Reading

Pronghorn Staying In Jackson Hole

December 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A significant portion Jackson Hole’s pronghorn antelope could end up spending the winter here, facing conditions that are tough even in average years. 53 pronghorn were counted by biologists on the in the vicinity of Miller Butte on the National Elk Refuge last week. Biologist Eric Cole says … Continue Reading

Elk Refuge Marks ESA Anniversary

Visitor Center

The National Elk Refuge is marking the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with activities at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center in Jackson Saturday.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says naturalists will be on hand to … Continue Reading

Mead Watching Bear De-listing With Interest

December 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Governor Matt Mead says he is looking forward to the de-listing of the Grizzly Bear next year as recommended by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee this month.  The committee agreed with a report by researchers that the numbers of the species … Continue Reading

Elk Harvest On Refuge Modest

December 23, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The elk hunt is over on the National Elk Refuge north of Jackson and this year’s harvest amounted to 147 elk that were taken.  Still, says Refuge Biologist Eric Cole, this is a minimum estimate because the submission of reports on the permits that had been issued is not mandatory and additional reports may still be turned in.  Cole says snow accumulations at higher elevations and … Continue Reading

Montana Considers New Bison Hunting Regulations

December 18, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
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Montana wildlife commissioners are considering a proposal to increase the number of bison that can be harvested in two hunting seasons proposed on the southern end of Paradise Valley north of Gardiner.  Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 3 Spokesperson Andrea Jones says between now and February 13th, comments are being accepted … Continue Reading

ESA Marks 40 Years of Success Stories

ESA

Just at the time the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee has decided to recommend the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone area be removed from protection under the Endangered Species Act, the ESA marks its 40th anniversary this month.  A new report from the Endangered Species Coalition points to … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Status Report Published

December 16, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park’s 2013 “Natural Resource Vital Signs” report and annual wolf and bird project reports are now complete and will assist park managers and scientists more fully understand the status of important indicators of resource condition.  Park Spokesperson Amy Bartlett says … Continue Reading

YNP Winter Season Beginning Sunday

December 13, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Winter

The winter season gets under way in Yellowstone National Park Sunday, beginning at 7:00 am when visitors will first be able to travel to the park’s interior roads this season on commercially-guided snowmobiles or snowcoaches.  Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

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  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]
  • Warm Through Saturday, Cooler Weather Arrives Sunday - September 26, 2014
    High pressure continues to be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect abundant sunshine and mainly dry conditions for central and eastern portions of the state, but there could be isolated showers and thunderstorms in far western Wyoming.  Temperatures will remain very warm to hot and about 15-20 degrees above average.  […]
  • CSNN High School Football Game of the Week [AUDIO] - September 26, 2014
    It’s a chance for a pair of 1A teams to prove themselves on the field.  Our Cowboy State News Network high school football game of the week makes a stop at “Yoder Dame” today.  Number four Southeast hosts third-ranked Lingle tonight.  The Cyclones have owned the series recently, but the Doggers are off to a […]

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