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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Idaho men have been sentenced to jail time and banned from hunting for years after pleading guilty to poaching a grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said in a press release that Rex Baum, 79, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with…

Smallmouth bass is the latest aquatic invasive species threatening Yellowstone National Park, so anglers are asked to do what they do best to stop the fish. On Wednesday, March 9, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks confirmed a smallmouth bass had been caught in the Gardner River near the spot where it meets the Yellowstone River.…

The visitation numbers in Yellowstone National Park make it the busiest year in the park’s 150-year history – but these numbers don’t tell the whole story. Yellowstone officials released the overall visitation numbers for 2021 on Friday, Jan. 21. It’s the final tally for a year of record-breaking months and nearly – but not quite…

Governor Gordon is asking the U.S. government to remove the grizzly bear from the Endangered Species List and transfer population management to the states. Fulfilling a promise made in September, Governor Mark Gordon has officially petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (F.W.S.) to remove the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (G.Y.E.) population of grizzly bears from…

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Twenty of Yellowstone National Park’s renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most killed by hunting in a single season since the predators were reintroduced to the region more than 25 years ago, according to park…

The streak ends – October 2021 in Yellowstone National Park sees hundreds of thousands of visitors but not enough to topple the record set in 2020. Month after month in 2021, Yellowstone National Park has seen record-breaking visitation – including July, the single busiest month in the park’s history. But while October 2021 was busy,…

Conservation groups are seeking a five-mile “buffer zone” around Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and national forests where the hunting of wolves would be forbidden. The organization Footloose Montana is enlisting the aid of other conservation groups for a new boundary in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. According to their website, Footloose Montana is “a grassroots organization” that…

Yellowstone National Park shatters its September and year-to-date records, which raises questions on whether the park can handle such vast crowds. The record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park continued into September. Last month’s numbers surpassed 2020’s, making September 2021 the busiest September in the park’s history. Yellowstone National Park hosted 882,078 recreation visits in September 2021…

It was another big day, on the gridiron, for former Cody Bronc Football player Hunter Hays, last weekend. The Idaho State Bengals would come away with a 27-17 upset of UC Davis on Saturday. Hays was a big reason why. Hays finished the day passing for 281 yards, on 16-30 attempts and had two touchdowns.…

An Amber Alert has been issued to the entire state of Wyoming for a missing 6-year-old Kingston James Solis from Idaho. Kingston was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, and grey shoes. Kingston is 4 feet, 80 pounds. The suspect is Lucy Elna Mendoza, a white female, 5 feet, 130pounds, black hair with…


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