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Another grizzly – the tenth this year – is banished in Park County after taking the fall for another bear trying to get an easy meal near Meeteetse. Once again. Wyoming Game and Fish and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked together to capture and relocate a grizzly bear near Meeteetse. But, unlike most…

While some might say it’s barely a punishment, a Yellowstone tourist’s imprisonment and ban are intended to send a strong message to anyone visiting the park. Samantha Dehring of Carol Stream, Illinois, appeared in the U.S. District Court in Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 6. She pleaded guilty to willfully…

Six grizzlies in the Five Mile Creek drainage – another cattle-killing bear finds a new home in Shoshone National Forest, courtesy of Wyoming Game and Fish. After consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has captured and relocated another grizzly to the Bighorn Basin this summer. And,…

Following a well-studied pattern, sage grouse leks were less busy in Spring 2021 – not unexpected and not necessarily a bad sign for Wyoming grouse populations. New data analyzed by Wyoming Game and Fish show the number of sage grouse at leks decreased in Spring 2021. Overall, lek attendance was down 13% from numbers observed…

More Yellowstone bison will be saved from slaughter thanks to $500,000 jointly raised by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Yellowstone Forever. The Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Yellowstone Forever have each raised $250,000 in time for Yellowstone National Park to expand facilities this year for Yellowstone’s Bison Conservation Transfer Program. This program identifies brucellosis-free bison and moves…

Bighorn Basin residents are being asked to join the discussion on chronic wasting disease by attending Wyoming Game and Fish meetings in Greybull and Worland. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites hunters, landowners, and other interested persons to attend one of two public meetings to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD) and potential management options…

Wyoming hunters will find fewer opportunities to hunt pronghorn this year, as persistently poor weather adds more strains to struggling herds across the state. WyoFile reports that there will be fewer pronghorn licenses in 2021. After a year of unfavorable weather, antelope aren’t as numerous as Wyoming Game and Fish would like. By their own…

The world-famous Grizzly 399 is moving into Jackson, and everyone is encouraged to take simple steps to keep themselves and the iconic bear and her cubs safe. A recent Facebook post has gotten widespread attention.  Savannah Rose, a Jackson-based wildlife photographer, shared an update on the famous Grizzly 399. Grizzly 399 is one of Grand…

The woman seen harassing Yellowstone grizzlies in a viral video has been identified and charged with two offenses related to the incident. Several months after the viral video was shot, the subject of the video faces the consequences for their actions in Yellowstone National Park earlier this year. Thanks to social media, the National Park…

While many people are aware and alert to avoid hitting elk in Yellowstone, park officials are keen to make sure nobody runs over or is run over by an elk. Summer tourism continues to swell in Yellowstone National Park. With the park on track to reach record-high attendance, people and vehicles flood the park’s literal…


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