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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
Piper 180 Crash

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

Teton Canyon Workshop Postponed

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A public meeting to gather input for the best ways to address Teton Canyon Issues tomorrow has been postponed due to the continuing government shutdown.  The information that was to be used with mapping efforts of the canyon is not available for the meeting.  University of Wyoming Extension educator in Teton County Mary Martin says … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
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    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]

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