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Roads In And Near Yellowstone Closed

October 22, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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While roads in Yellowstone National Park reopened after the 16-day government shut-down ended Thursday, the Beartooth Highway just outside the park did not.  That road closed for the season prior to its scheduled closure date October 15th. Visitors and area residents may still … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Visitation Was Up Last Month

October 21, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Monthly visitation figures from Yellowstone National Park indicate recreational visits to the nation’s first park increased by 5¾ percent in September over the same month last year, and nearly five percent in visitation overall.  Still, those figures may be … Continue Reading

Senator Enzi Speaks of Closure Effect On Teton County

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Senator Mike Enzi Thursday told Jackson Hole Radio that while the shutdown of the federal government and the resulting closure of the national parks was hard on the entire country, he is aware that it was particularly hard of residents here.  He says the whole state was affected by the government shutdown, but he is sure a lot of people in Teton County … Continue Reading

Elk Hunt Resumes On Refuge

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With the reopening of the National Elk Refuge and its facilities, the annual elk hunt which was to have begun Monday began yesterday with the permits for hunt period #2 through Sunday still valid. The remaining hunt periods will adhere to the previously published schedule.  Meanwhile, the bison hunt which was halted resumed yesterday as well, picking up in hunt period #5 which also concludes Sunday.  Fishing is again permitted through the end of the season October 31st.

Government Facilities To Reopen

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With the last-minute vote of Congress last night, a default on federal loans was averted and the government shutdown ended.  The senate first voted with a bipartisan result of 81 to 18, and then the House voted 285 to 144 to put off the issue for three months – 144 votes against coming from the Republican side of the aisle. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, … Continue Reading

Wolf Quotas Being Quickly Filled

October 17, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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If it seems to you that wolf hunt areas in this part of the state are closing earlier than they did last year, you would be right.  Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Alan Dubberly explains that due to the lower quotas in each of the 12 hunt areas, those quotas are being met … Continue Reading

Two Groups Demonstrate Sunday For Reopening Yellowstone

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Two groups of demonstrators lined up outside barricaded Yellowstone National Park entrance stations Sunday to voice their displeasure at the closure of the national parks due to the government shutdown.  Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says about 100 gathered outside the park’s East Entrance while another 20 lined up outside the North Entrance at Gardiner, carrying signs and showing support for the park while … Continue Reading

Another Wolf Hunt Area Closes

October 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Four of the twelve hunt areas in Wyoming’s Trophy Management Area for the hunting of wolves have been closed now after their quotas have been met or exceeded.  The most recent area is area two in the Sunlight Basin northeast of Yellowstone National Park where five wolves have been taken.  The quota was to have been four, but Game and Fish Spokesman Alan Dubberly says … Continue Reading

Two Men Survive Plane Crash In Yellowstone National Park

October 14, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Two Alaska men survived an airplane crash this weekend after their single-engine Piper 180 aircraft went down Friday evening.  The plane crashed just inside the eastern boundary of Yellowstone National Park, and just southeast of the East Entrance road near Sylvan Pass.  61 year-old James Betzhold and his 25 year-old son Douglas from Beluga, Alaska, were en route to … Continue Reading

Native Americans Bless Yellowstone Bison

October 14, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A group of Native Americans were able to access the park last week to conduct their traditional prayer of the buffalo despite the shutdown. According to National Park Service management policies, “The American Indian Religious Freedom Act reaffirms the First Amendment rights of Native Americans to … Continue Reading

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    You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
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