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Plows Meet in Yellowstone

April 18, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Sylvan Plows

Just before noon yesterday WYDOT plows met the Yellowstone National Park road crew west of Sylvan Pass. The WYDOT team has finished its part in opening the East Entrance of Yellowstone. Now Park Service plows are to take over from there and the East Gate to Yellowstone will open … Continue Reading

YNP Winter Plan Enters Final Stretch

snowmobilers

Yellowstone’s proposed permanent winter plan is heading into its final stretch.  The Proposed Rule to guide management of winter use in the park was published in the Federal Register Tuesday, opening a 60-day public review and comment period. The rulemaking process supports the Final Winter Use Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement released on … Continue Reading

Near Record Sleigh-Ride Numbers

Sleigh Rides

The National Elk Refuge is reporting the highest numbers on the sleigh rides through the wintering herd since the 2007/2008 winter season.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says total ridership this just-concluded season was 24,122 people, compared with … Continue Reading

Feedground Added To EIS

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The Bridger-Teton National Forest has released a Draft Supplement to the 2008 Feedground Environmental Impact Statement showing new information about the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Elk Feedground at Alkali Creek. The Forest Service 2008 decision which … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Opening On Time

WYDOT YNP

Under sequestration, the entrances to Yellowstone National Park were to open two weeks late.  However, Spokesman Al Nash says help from Wyoming Department of Transportation plows at the East and South Entrances thanks to donations from tourism interests in the gateway communities and a little help from Mother Nature the entrances will all open on time. Now, the West Entrance will open on Friday.  Because they ended up with … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bear Scientists Meet In Jackson

grizzly bears

The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee will be in Jackson this week to hold its spring meeting which is to include reports on the estimation of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population and issues relating to future management. The Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear recovery area includes … Continue Reading

Tribal Leaders Call For Bison Protection

April 16, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
St. Gooddard

The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council passed a resolution late last month, which became available to the public over this past weekend. The resolution urges protection of the wild, migratory buffalo in and around Yellowstone National Park and Montana. The resolution urges … Continue Reading

Travel Restrictions Lifted At Palisades

April 16, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
CTNF

Summer Travel Regulations took effect Monday for the Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Conditions at the lower elevations are suitable to support vehicle traffic on many roads and some trails now without causing resource damage. However, District Ranger Tracy Hollingshead asks … Continue Reading

More Wolf Packs in 2012

Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow;Doug Smith;March 2007

The number of wolves living in the Northern Rocky Mountain Region has been growing substantially over the past two years.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with other federal, state and tribal agencies, Friday released the 2012 Annual Report for … Continue Reading

Crews Begin Clearing Beartooth Highway

April 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
beartooth-clearing

Montana Department of Transportation crews begin clearing the Montana section of the Beartooth Highway today with hopes of having it open by the Memorial Day Weekend.  11.4 miles of  snow packed Highway 212 closes each winter because of … Continue Reading

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  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]

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