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Montana wolf hunt is stalked by controversy

October 26, 2009, 7:49 am
Wolf 527 was a survivor. She lived through a rival pack's crippling 12-day siege of her den. When another pair of wolves laid down stakes in her territory, she killed the mother and picked off the pups while the invader's mate howled nearby in frustration and fury. She was not a charmer. But ...

Hikers, campers, hunters uged to use caution in Yellowstone bear country

October 26, 2009, 7:36 am
With the general rifle season opening on Sunday for big game across Montana, state and federal agencies are urging hunters to be bear aware. Yellowstone National Park, the Forest Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks each issued the same statement urging people to be cautious during this time of year, when black and ...

Yellowstone Announces Winter Lodging & Learning Packages

October 22, 2009, 7:58 am
Yellowstone National Park Lodges will offer “Lodging & Learning” packages this winter in Yellowstone National Park. The park’s winter season begins Dec. 18, 2009 with the opening of the Old Faithful Snow Lodge. The Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel opens Dec. 21, 2009. The lodges provide the only wintertime accommodations within ...

Yellowstone, Grand Teton are perfect for winter

October 20, 2009, 7:05 am
America's National Parks are high on our interest list.We travel in the summertime to national parks or visit the parks in the South during the winter.As a travel agent, some great winter destinations I recommend are Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Not only do the snowmobile riders enjoy ...

Nudging Recycling From Less Waste to None

October 20, 2009, 7:00 am
At Yellowstone National Park, the clear soda cups and white utensils are not your typical cafe-counter garbage. Made of plant-based plastics, they dissolve magically when heated for more than a few minutes.At Ecco, a popular restaurant in Atlanta, waiters no longer scrape food scraps into the trash bin. Uneaten ...

Montana officials eye wolf quota near Yellowstone

October 19, 2009, 12:12 pm
Wildlife officials in Montana will consider changes to the state's inaugural wolf hunt after hunters killed nine of the predators in just three weeks along the border of Yellowstone National Park. More than 1,300 gray wolves were removed from the endangered species list in Idaho and Montana this spring following a costly federal restoration effort. Hunting ...

National park visitors boost Montana’s tourism stats

October 19, 2009, 8:37 am
Montana's summer tourism season wasn't as bad as expected - and was far better than in surrounding states and most of the rest of the country. It helped that visitor numbers at the major national parks in Montana soared above those for the 2008 season. Visitation was bolstered by locals vacationing closer to home ...

Plan curtails snowmobile numbers in Yellowstone

October 19, 2009, 8:30 am
The National Park Service has approved a plan to restrict snowmobile numbers in Yellowstone National Park to less than half of last winter's limit. The park on Thursday announced daily limits that will allow up to 318 snowmobiles and up to 78 snowcoaches per day in the park for the next two winter seasons. The ...

Yellowstone Seeks Comments On Trail Project

October 12, 2009, 8:54 am
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) ― The National Park Service is soliciting comments for a proposed project to improve part of the Heart Lake Trail in Yellowstone National Park. The project will focus on the portion of the trail near its junction with the South Boundary Trail in the vicinity of the ...

Winter descends on Yellowstone

October 12, 2009, 8:44 am
CODY, Wyo. (AP) - Winter has descended on Yellowstone National Park in full force, blanketing the region that includes northwestern Wyoming, southern Montana and eastern Idaho with snow. Managers of America's first national park say late-season visitors should expect winter weather and driving conditions, including temporary road closures and delays. That goes for the next few ...

Judge restores protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears

September 22, 2009, 6:56 am
Two years after federal officials announced their "amazing" recovery, grizzly bears near Yellowstone National Park have been given renewed federal protections by a federal judge who expressed concern that climate change, among other factors, could impair the bears' hopes for survival. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in a 54-page order restored the Endangered ...

Record Number of Visitors Enjoyed Yellowstone This Summer

September 10, 2009, 7:40 am
Yellowstone National Park hosted a record number of visitors this summer. Nearly 2.3 million people came to the park during June, July and August, up 124,000 over the previous summer record of 2,173,371set back in 1999.Nearly 753,000 visitors came to the park this past August. That’s up three percent ...

Bringing pets to Yellowstone National Park

August 21, 2009, 7:31 am
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is bear country - and no place for a domestic pet, especially dogs, to roam free.And, for good reason.A beloved family bet can easily fall prey to a bear, coyote or other predator in the natural area, or even lead a agitated wild animal ...

Judge considers Yellowstone snowmobile cap

August 19, 2009, 7:27 am
A judge heard arguments Tuesday over whether he has the authority to block a federal proposal reducing snowmobile traffic in Yellowstone National Park, saying he would issue a decision in about a week.The state of Wyoming has asked U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer of Cheyenne to block the Park Service from enacting ...

Yellowstone National Park Road Between Norris and Madison Closed

August 17, 2009, 1:18 pm
A section of Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road has been closed for the season to facilitate a major road construction project.  This work can only be done during the summer and fall, due to the length and severity of winter in the interior of Yellowstone National Park.    The road between Artist Paint Pots through Gibbon Canyon ...