Another incident involving a grizzly bear in the Island Park area was reported Thursday. Officials on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest report that two contract technicians collecting habitat information surprised a grizzly bear west of Island Park Reservoir about noon. Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the bear charged the two men and … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park reported two new fire starts in the park’s back country yesterday – believed to be the results of recent lightning strikes. The Alum Fire is several miles west of Mud Volcano near Mary Lake while the Alder Fire is located on The Promontory at the south end of Yellowstone Lake. Park officials say … Continue Reading
Xanterra Parks and Resorts Inc., the concessioner operating lodges, restaurants and other services in Yellowstone National Park, has been named the concessioner for Glacier National Park now as well. The new contract takes effect in January and will be effective for … Continue Reading
This is the second summer the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been conducting Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections throughout the state, with one of those sites very evident north of Jackson for those boaters heading north into the National Park. Game and Fish Spokesman Ray Hageman says the number of boats inspected have … Continue Reading
Huckleberries are a special treat in this part of Wyoming, but people aren’t the only ones looking for the wild berries – bears love them, too. Wildlife biologist Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says surprise encounters aren’t good for either party, so berry hunters need to be … Continue Reading
Cooler, wetter weather has led to reduced fire activity on the Snake Fire located just east of the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Firefighters are still monitoring the fire behavior, and will bring in additional firefighting resources if needed. Crews completed plans for … Continue Reading
There was no significant growth on the Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance Thursday. 25 firefighters aided by one helicopter and one wildland fire engine continue to monitor that fire as it is allowed to burn naturally for its resource benefits. South of Jackson near the Rim in Sublette County, the Packer Fire is now 65 percent contained at 401 acres. Both of these fires were caused by lightning strikes last week.
The Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance has grown in its first couple days. Aerial reconnaissance and ground observations show a very spotty burn within a 200 acre perimeter. An Incident Command Post has been set up at Grant Village to support firefighting efforts. Firefighters were deployed to … Continue Reading
The Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance has grown in the last 24 hours. Aerial reconnaissance and subsequent analysis conducted Tuesday night on the fire show a very spotty burn within a 190 acre perimeter. An Incident Command Post has been set up at Grant Village to support firefighting efforts. Firefighters were deployed to protect … Continue Reading
Firefighters from Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park are joining efforts to suppress a fire that flared up Monday afternoon near the South Entrance of Yellowstone. The Snake Fire is located three miles east of the entrance station and … Continue Reading
If you’re going to hunt rabbits, this is your year - October 2, 2014 The rabbit populations in the state are going crazy. I have a degree in zoology, so I feel I’m qualified to estimate the number of cottontails hopping around Wyoming. My best estimate is zillions. OK, so maybe my methods for determining the rabbit numbers aren’t exactly scientific. But there are a lot of ‘em. There […]
Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014 A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today. Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming. Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening. […]
Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014 If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
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 […]
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