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Snow Pack Near Normal

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Snowpack in the region remains near normal for this time of year according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  The agency’s Monday report shows the Snake River Basin is at 106% of the 30-year average while the Yellowstone basin which includes Two Ocean Plateau is at 107% of the average.  At the same time, … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Extands Comment For Saddle Tours

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Yellowstone National Park has extended the public comment period on the environmental assessment to evaluate the proposed issuance of concession contracts for guided, interpretive saddle and pack stock tours in the park. Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says the extension is for … Continue Reading

Elk Not Remaining on Refuge

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As you drive past the National Elk Refuge, you may notice that it still looks pretty empty.  However, Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says that’s not because there is no activity there.  Cole says elk movements to the refuge over the past week … Continue Reading

Farm Bureau Drops Lawsuit

November 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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The Montana Farm Bureau has abandoned its lawsuit that seeking to block bison from being allowed to range outside Yellowstone National Park. The Montana Supreme Court … Continue Reading

Caribou-Targhee Selling Christmas Tree Tags

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The Caribou-Targhee National Forest has announced that Christmas Tree tag sales are in full swing now for the holiday season.  Those tags are available at ranger district offices as well as a variety of vendor locations.  Those vendors include … Continue Reading

Another Wolf Hunt Area Closes

November 13, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Wolf

Seven of the 12 trophy game wolf hunt areas are now closed for the remainder of 2013 in Wyoming. Wolf hunt area one reached its harvestable quota of two wolves this past Sunday. Other wolf hunt areas already closed for the season include areas two, three, four, five, seven and 10; most of which are located outside Jackson Hole.  As of yesterday, 19 of the total trophy harvest target of 26 wolves had been killed.  The wolf hunting season ends December 31st.

October Park Stats Confirm Signficant Visitation Drops

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The National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office has released the visitor count from October for Grand Teton National Park; and as expected, the federal shut-down for the first half of the month severely impacted the visitation to Jackson Hole’s chief attraction.  According to the report, … Continue Reading

Teton Valley Community Nurses Orphaned Moose

November 12, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Idaho Department of Fish and Game Biologists have told of their release of two orphaned moose calves onto the Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area late last month after a community-wide effort to raise the animals. The calves were born in Teton Valley in late May but their mother was struck and killed by a vehicle in July. The moose calves were … Continue Reading

YNP Examines New Stock Policy

November 11, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The National Park Service is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment that evaluates the proposed issuance of concession contracts for guided, interpretive saddle and pack stock tours in Yellowstone National Park. Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says the park currently has 44 contracts for guided saddle and pack stock tours. Hottle says one alternative … Continue Reading

Report May Open Door To Grizzly Delisting

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A report presented to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee yesterday may contain the information needed to at last have the bear removed from the list of threatened species.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the synthesis report, … Continue Reading

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  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
  • 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 […]

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