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 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
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 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
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
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
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has closed hunting district 303 which includes portions of Park County adjacent Yellowstone National Park to any further hunting of big horn sheep beginning tonight. According to the department, the pre-established harvest quota for the sheep has been met now. The hunt was to have ended December first. The hunting closure becomes effective at sunset.
The quota in another wolf area has been met and that area will be closed for the remainder of the season. Wolf hunt area 5, which encompasses a large area around Dubois in the Wind River and Absaroka mountain ranges, has now reached its quota of 3 wolves. This is the second wolf hunt area … Continue Reading
The account of the misadventures of a tour group in Yellowstone National Park last week that saw heavy publication in the media yesterday was probably somewhat inflamed fueled by the frustration of those on the tour by the closing of the park. Yellowstone Spokesman Al Nash says in fact, first and foremost, any contact the rangers had with visitors that day started with an apology; but then … Continue Reading
As the 10th day of the government shutdown looms, the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees says more than seven million Americans have been kept out of national parks and collectively $750 million in visitor spending has been lost, with huge repercussions for … Continue Reading
Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014 U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014 Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]
Warm Through Saturday, Cooler Weather Arrives Sunday - September 26, 2014 High pressure continues to be the main weather feature across much of the state today. Expect abundant sunshine and mainly dry conditions for central and eastern portions of the state, but there could be isolated showers and thunderstorms in far western Wyoming. Temperatures will remain very warm to hot and about 15-20 degrees above average. […]
CSNN High School Football Game of the Week [AUDIO] - September 26, 2014 It’s a chance for a pair of 1A teams to prove themselves on the field. Our Cowboy State News Network high school football game of the week makes a stop at “Yoder Dame” today. Number four Southeast hosts third-ranked Lingle tonight. The Cyclones have owned the series recently, but the Doggers are off to a […]
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