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Sage Grouse Strut Again

Sage-grouse

It’s that time of year again when those who venture out into the sagebrush flats may very likely witness the mating ritual of the sage grouse as the males gather on their leks – or naturally raised areas where they can be seen better by the females – make their strange call and … Continue Reading

National Parks Here In Top 10 For Visits

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks continue to be among the top ten national park destinations in the country.  According to year-end statistics, more than 3.4-million people visited Yellowstone in 2012 while 2.7-million visited Grand Teton National Park.  That places the parks … Continue Reading

Bicycles Permitted On YNP Road Now

YNP Bicycle

Bicyclists willing to brave the often unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park are now able to travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Montana, to Mammoth Hot Springs.  There is no spring bicycle-only access toward … Continue Reading

EA Released For YNP Bechler Region

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The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a plan to improve the administrative area of the Bechler region of Yellowstone National Park. Known as the “Cascade Corner” for its numerous waterfalls, Bechler was originally developed as an outpost to house … Continue Reading

Citizen Board Reconvened Re. Wolves

April 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Wolf

A disbanded 12-member citizens’ council is being reconvened to meet in Montana and discuss that state’s wolf management plan.  The Montana Wolf Management Advisory Council last met about five years ago, in anticipation of the wolf’s official recovery in … Continue Reading

Governor Mead Praises YNP Plow Effort

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Governor Matt Mead yesterday thanked the communities of Cody and Jackson for rallying together to pay for plowing of the roads to Yellowstone National Park. That local funding will cover the cost of Wyoming Department of Transportation equipment and personnel to … Continue Reading

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

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  • Special Weather Statement issued September 22 at 8:43AM MDT by NWS - September 22, 2014 at 2:43 PM
    ...AREAS OF DENSE FOG TO CONTINUE THROUGH 10 AM... TRAVELLERS WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOUNTER AREAS OF DENSE FOG AROUND THE JACKSON VALLEY AND NEARBY MOUNTAINS. THE THICKEST FOG WILL BE NEAR THE FOOTHILLS AND OVER TETON PASS WHERE VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES THROUGH 10 AM MDT THIS M [...]

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  • Simple steps can help you get your goat - September 22, 2014
    In Wyoming, antelope hunting is often an afterthought. We tend to focus on elk, and deer are a close second. Not many of us do a whole lot of planning for our antelope hunts. Maybe that’s partly because compared to deer and especially elk, antelope hunting can be pretty easy. As long as you’re not […]
  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
  • Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014
    Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state.  Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
  • Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014
    You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]

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