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Bison Numbers Increase Slightly in YNP

August 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park’s estimated bison population this summer is approximately 4,600 animals.  That’s the figure biologists came up with after the annual summer aerial surveys.  Park officials say … Continue Reading

Winter Plan R-O-D Signed

August 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
winter vehicles

The record of decision making Yellowstone National Park winter plan reality was signed by Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels late last week.  The adopted plan calls for the Park to manage oversnow vehicles based on … Continue Reading

Interim Committee Discusses Trail Funding

trail groom

Concerns over funding state facilities dominated discussions at the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Interim Committee meeting under way this week in Teton Village.  State Senator Leland Christensen who sits on that committee says among those facilities are the state’s snowmobile trails, which he says … Continue Reading

Grizzlies Seeking Alternative Food Sources

Bear Warning

While there have been several encounters between grizzly bears and humans in northwestern Wyoming already, there could be more as hunting season approaches.  That’s according to Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Large Carnivore Supervisor Dan Thompson, who says the annual whitebark pine survey, indicates … Continue Reading

Greater Yellowstone Fires Moderate

Miner Paradise Fire

The four fires making up the Miner Paradise Complex have grown to 11,658 acres now including over 10,000 acres on the Emigrant Fire alone.  Fire officials say there were wind gusts Sunday afternoon of around 25 to 30 mph in exposed areas helping fan that fire. Currently on the Emigrant Fire, firefighters are continuing to … Continue Reading

Caretaker Shoots Grizzly In Island Park

August 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
Grizzly-Bear

Wildlife officials in Idaho are investigating the shooting of a young female grizzly bear near a private residence in Island Park Friday evening.  According to Idaho Fish and Game Spokesman Gregg Losinski, the bear was shot and then killed by the caretaker of the residence in Shotgun Valley.  Losinski says … Continue Reading

Grizzlies Studied In Yellowstone Again

August 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
bear trap

Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team begin conducting scientific grizzly bear research operations in Yellowstone National Park from Wednesday through October 31, as part of an ongoing monitoring of activities and population of grizzly bears within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

YNP Closes Part of Grand Loop Road

August 21, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Due to concerns for public safety arising from the increased activity on the Alum Fire in Yellowstone National Park, a portion of the Grand Loop Road through Hayden Valley has been temporarily closed.  That closure involves … Continue Reading

Fires Growing In Yellowstone & Paradise Valley

Alum Fire

Fires in Yellowstone National Park continue to grow, but still no interruption to visitor services is noted there.  The Alum Fire, which has the most potential to cause inconvenience should the road near Mud Volcano eventually need to be closed, has not … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Bison Find A New Home Again

August 20, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
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An agreement signed last week between Montana’s wildlife agency and the Fort Belknap Indian Community allows for the translocation and multi-year care of about three dozen disease-free bison on the reservation. With the recent Montana Supreme Court decision that validates the transfer of bison between tribal lands, up to … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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