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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
YNP Sign

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

IGBC Recommends Grizzly Delisting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Wednesday decided to recommend to the US Fish and Wildflife Service that the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population be removed from the endangered species list.  Spokesman Greg Losinski says a presentation was made to the IGBC by … Continue Reading

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  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
  • Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014
    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]
  • Mostly Sunny And Seasonal, Still Windy At Times - November 19, 2014
    High pressure will continue to build over the state of Wyoming today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies and mainly dry conditions for much of the state.  The one exception will be in far northeastern portions of the state, where early flurries or light snow showers are possible.  Winds will also be breezy to gusty […]
  • The cold finally got the ducks moving - November 19, 2014
    If you’re like me, you welcomed last week’s cold snap. High temperatures in the single digits and lows colder than 10 below are welcome conditions for duck hunters. Throw in a little snow, and it’s just an added bonus. And reports show that this cold snap did exactly what we were hoping for. It got […]

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