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Park County Search and Rescue’s first call of 2021 took the team to Cooke City to save a resilient and determined snowmobiler. The call came in at 1:10 p.m. on Friday. Jan. 8 – a snowmobile crash had occurred on Lulu Pass, north of Cooke City, MT. The victim was a 40-year-old Forest Service Law…

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge for the second time has rejected a Trump administration request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by environmental groups seeking to ban using bait to hunt black bears in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming. The groups say allowing the use of bait violates environmental laws because hunters have…

Shoshone National Forest is encouraging everyone to use a new tool to plan their next excursions into the Rocky Mountain Region The US. Forest Service has released a new online tool to provide updates on the status and openings of recreation hotspots in real time. It’s a fairly straightforward tool – an interactive map of…

A popular cave in the Bighorn National Forest will be closed again this year. Forest officials have once again closed the Tongue River Cave to the general public in 2020. Last year, a maternity roost of Townsend’s big-eared bats was discovered in the cave, which prompted the most recent of several periodic closures of the…

Shoshone National Forest has an important request before your next excursion into the woods. Last week, all campgrounds and cabins in Shoshone National Forest were closed until at least April 30th – yet another public health measure taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is following a general discouragement from the top – the…

Where will Wyoming’s wild horse go? Well, it definitely won’t be the slaughterhouse. Yesterday, Congress passed 2020’s federal spending bill. One of the provisions in the bill prohibits the U.S. Forest service from selling healthy wild horse and burros for slaughter. The Bureau of Land Management – who manages most of the wild horse herds…


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