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Idaho Extends Wolf Hunt

April 2, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission last week, extended the current wolf hunting season through June 30 in the Middle Fork and part of the Dworshak-Elk City wolf management zones of that state.  These seasons were scheduled to end last Sunday.  Most other hunting and trapping seasons … Continue Reading

Road Opening Takes More Than Plowing

March 29, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
WYDOT Plow

Wyoming Department of Transportation plows will be starting to clear the road from the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park into the park on Monday, April 8th.  That arrangement was made possible through funding by local travel and tourism interests.  Highway crews believe … Continue Reading

Congress Members Seek Wolf Delisting

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All three members of the Wyoming Delegation have joined with other western legislators in sending a letter to the US Fish and Wildlife chief Dan Ashe, encouraging the delisting of the wolf nationwide.  The letter, signed by a total of 59 representatives and 13 senators, tells Ashe … Continue Reading

Trails and Pathways Not Open Yet

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Every year at this time, people are tempted to rush the season for hiking or biking or a variety of other spring and summer activities.  The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has sounded the familiar admonishment though, “don’t poach the powder or pathways.”  Winter trail closures remain in effect until April 30th – not necessarily due … Continue Reading

Western Senators Seek Firefighting Funds

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Senators Mark Udall of Colorado and John Barrasso of Wyoming say they plan to offer a bipartisan amendment to the 2014 U.S. Senate budget to increase the funding availability for fighting wildfires and modernizing the air tanker fleet. Udall and Barrasso, who both serve on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said … Continue Reading

Wesite Tracks Yellowstone Plows

March 27, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Plow

Yellowstone has launched a new where the public can follow the progress of the park’s snowplows as they chew their ways through the snow packed roads.  Park officials point out that the plows are currently clearing nearly … Continue Reading

Town Signs Contract To Plow Yellowstone

WYDOT Plow

The Town of Jackson Monday approved a contract with Wyoming Department of Transportation not to exceed $71,000 to plow open the road from South Entrance to Grant Village in Yellowstone National park.  Mayor Mark Barron explains that while the money is actually coming from … Continue Reading

Looking To Change Bear Counting Methods

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting public review and input on Proposed Revisions to the Demographic Recovery Criteria for the Grizzly Bear Population in the Greater Yellowstone Area. According to Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator Chris Servheen, the agency is proposing to … Continue Reading

Montana Counts Its Wolves

March 25, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is reporting that the current wolf population in that state is 625 or more.  Fish Wildlife and Parks Director Jeff Hagener says the agency is in the process of putting together … Continue Reading

Towns Funding YNP Plowing Attracts National Press

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The day funds were approved by Jackson Hole tourism interests to plow the road between the South Entrance and Grant Village in Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Chamber Director Jeff Golightly predicted the action would bring the kind of publicity that couldn’t be bought.  This week, the decisions of tourism interests in Jackson and Cody have caught the nation’s attention with … Continue Reading

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  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]

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