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THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 2017

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2017

Traffic backs up behind a "bison jam" in Yellowstone National Park. (Associated Press)

Yellowstone gearing up for gridlock

PARKS – Buses, quotas or traffic jams -- those may be the choices for seeing Yellowstone National Park in the future. Here's the story from the Associated Press: Sometime within the next four to six years, Yellowstone National Park is expected to reach its capacity...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017

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FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017

In this April 6, 2016 photo, a white wolf walks in Yellowstone National Park, in Wyo.  (Neal Herbert / Yellowstone National Park via AP)

Yellowstone white wolf was shot; $5,000 reward offered 11 

WILDLIFE – Yellowstone National Park officials say a wolf they euthanized last month after hikers found the animal suffering from a serious injury had been shot, the Associated Press reports. Park officials released preliminary necropsy findings Thursday for the wolf that was discovered wounded on...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016


A lone bison walks along a ridge near Gardiner, Mont., outside Yellowstone National Park, near the Gallatin National Forest this month. 
 (Associated Press file photo / The Spokesman-Review)

Meet the USA's new national mammal: Bison

WILDLIFE -- The American bison officially became the USA's national mammal today when President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act into law. Following at least four years of effort by Western lawmakers, the beefy beast joins the ranks of the Bald Eagle as...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

A Canada goose itches its yearnings to be an eagle. (Scott Wolff)

Goose takes a gander from lofty perch

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A friend of mine is in Yellowstone National Park mainly to observe wolves, which he's been doing from daylight to dusk daily. He's shunned the temptation to chase bear jams and reports of cougars killing deer within sight of the road. But...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016

A bison calf, perhaps just a day old, wobbles to its feet in Yellowstone National Park. (Rich Landers)

Delivery time for bison in Yellowstone

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bison were dropping calves in abundance the past few days in Yellowstone National Park. Nature times the bulk of the calves to hit the ground in a short period to reduce the chances that bears, wolves and other predators will be able...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.




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