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Another Wolf Hunt Area Closes

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

Bear Population Healthy and Well-Behaved

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Members of the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee heard estimates yesterday that the grizzly bear population here has increased to approximately 741 bears including 58 females with cubs.  Despite the increase, Spokesman Gregg Losinski says bear-human conflicts were down dramatically from previous years.  He says bears were … Continue Reading

Scoping Upgrades To YNP’s Power System

November 7, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a plan to implement infrastructure upgrades to its power distribution system.  Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says NorthWestern Energy has provided electrical power to Yellowstone National Park since the late 1950s using both aerial and buried transmission lines which have not been … Continue Reading

Veterans Enter Parks Free

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It may be difficult to access much of Grand Teton National Park due to seasonal closures of roads and facilities, but what is open may be accessed free Friday for members of the US Armed Forces who currently serve or have served the nation during either war or peace.  According to Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs, … Continue Reading

Bear Spray Training Placed Online

Use your bear spray instead of a firearm to ward off bears.

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee and the Wildlife Management Institute have teamed up with renowned hunting journalist Craig Boddington to produce a one-minute demonstration video and 30-second public service announcement to promote the use of bear spray by hunters.  The demonstration video is posted on the IGBC website and on outdoor-oriented Facebook pages and websites that have hundreds of thousands of fans. Meanwhile, the PSA will be seen on The Outdoor Channel, The Sportsman Channel, and WILD TV.

Concession Application Explained

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Yellowstone National Park hosts a meeting tomorrow in Jackson to review the park’s Commercial Use Authorization Program with current and potential new permit holders. Park Spokesman Al Nash says the program was updated last April in order to … Continue Reading

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  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
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    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 […]
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