Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has extended comment through the end of the month on the draft of an updated conservation and management plan for grizzly bears in southwestern Montana adjacent Yellowstone National Park. The draft plan, developed over the past year in conjunction with a programmatic environmental impact statement, addresses … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park Officials have identified the three year-old child who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday while staying with her family at the Grant Village campground. The girl was identified as Ella Marie Tucker from Pocatello, Idaho. According to investigators, … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park is reporting an increase in traffic entering the park during August compared with last August. Statistics show more than a 4-1/3% increase in vehicles entering the park this year over the same time last year. However, Spokesman Al Nash explains … Continue Reading
A 3 year-old child was fatally injured as a result of an incident which occurred the campground near Grand Village in Yellowstone National Park Saturday morning. Rangers received a 911 call from the mother of the child who told the emergency dispatcher her young daughter had shot herself with a handgun. Resuscitation efforts by responding emergency medical staff were unsuccessful and the girl died. The incident is under investigation. The identity of the young girl and family is being withheld until sometime Monday at the request of the family.
The historic Miller House on the National Elk Refuge has posted its busiest season for visitation since it opened to the public in 2005. According to Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson, over 3,000 people had visited the site by Labor Day and several weeks still remain in the 2013 season. The Miller House and surrounding land was … Continue Reading
While fire season is not over yet in Wyoming, what a difference a year makes! That’s what Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters during a news conference Wednesday. To date, Mead says about $1-million has been spent by the state on fire suppression compared with over $45-million last year. Mead says there have been … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park has been forced to close a portion of the park in the extreme southwestern corner where a section of previously pristine backcountry has been spoiled by an illegal trail that has been established there. Park officials say … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park is asking for additional public input on a change to the recently approved plan to reconstruct Isa Lake Bridge located at Craig Pass on the Continental Divide. Reconstruction of the bridge, which spans Isa Lake atop Craig Pass, is intended to … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park Spokesman Al Nash is warning people wishing to witness the annual mating ritual of elk this time of year, that Bulls are much more aggressive toward both people and vehicles and can be a threat to both people and property. Nash says several vehicles are damaged by elk every year and … Continue Reading
Now that the dust is beginning to settle after his move, Bridger-Teton National Forest’s new Supervisor Clinton Kyhl says he has two priorities; the first of which is becoming better acquainted with the forest’s issues, what the status of those issues is and what has been done previously. His second priority is … Continue Reading
Warm With A Small Chance For Thunderstorms Today And Thursday - September 17, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will be the main weather feature today, which will keep temperatures warm and slightly above normal statewide. There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms today as moisture out of the southwest creeps into state. The best chance for thunderstorms today will be in far western parts of the […]
Carry a first-aid kit for your dog, too - September 17, 2014 If you spend any time with your dog out in the field, you’ll eventually run into a situation where your dog needs some help. I was hunting the Table Mountain habitat management area several years ago with my friend Spike, and Spike’s German shorthair cut her front leg on a strand of barbed wire. It […]
Warm Again Today; Chance For Isolated Thunderstorms To The Northwest - September 16, 2014 Another pleasant day is expected across the Cowboy state on this Tuesday. Warmer temperatures and high pressure will allow for a summer-like day, with highs reaching into the 70′s and 80′s statewide. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies for most regions, though some moisture will bring a chance for isolated thunderstorms to northern and northwest […]
Retaking hunter safety was a good idea - September 16, 2014 My son Colby and I spent every night last week learning the difference between legal and ethical, a hangfire or a misfire, and the legal calibers for deer or elk. Those were just some of the topics covered in hunter education class. I’ve actually taken the class twice. I took it when I was Colby’s […]
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