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
A project to improve fish habitat on Flat Creek, within the National Elk Refuge, is slated to begin today. The habitat work will continue through the month of November. Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke outlines the objectives … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says so far, the federal government shutdown has had minimal effect on access to lands throughout Wyoming for hunting. Hunting on the National Forest continues although developed sites like campgrounds, offices and visitor centers are closed. Bison hunting … Continue Reading
Just about the time northwest Wyoming was experiencing a very solid year for the tourism industry, Travel Commission Director Diane Shober says the federal government shutdown dealt a crippling blow to the season’s final weeks. She says fall has turned into great season for driving visitation and the state has put a great deal of marketing effort into that. She says … Continue Reading
Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today. This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today. Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph. Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014 Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014 Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds. Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state. Daytime highs will be in […]
Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014 Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
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