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THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016

MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2014


A buffalo watches snowmobilers pass in Yellowstone National Park in January  2002. Associated Press
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Yellowstone opens lottery for snowmobilers

WINTERSPORTS -- Here's Yellowstone's latest plan to harness use of snowmobiles in the one of the nation's greatest wildlife parks. Yellowstone NP to launch lottery for private snowmobile trips today Under Yellowstone National Park's winter-use plan, snowmobiling without a guide will be allowed once again,...

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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014


THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013

A bison treats snowcoach riders to a view in Yellowstone National Park. 
  (Mike Brodwater / Northern Exposure Photography)

Bozeman-to-Yellowstone shuttle service planned

NATIONAL PARKS -- Making a winter visit to Yellowstone National Park will be easier this season with a new shuttle service between Bozeman and Mammoth Hot Springs. Yellowstone National Park Lodges, operated by Xanterra, says the shuttle will start on Dec. 18 with the winter...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

Elk herds in Yellowstone National Park area declined 80 pecent from 1992 through 2012. (Associated Press)

Yellowstone elk herd decline continues 

WILDLIFE -- A major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana is still in a decline that’s reduced the population by 80 percent in 20 years. Scientists from the park and the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks said the Northern...

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MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013

A gray wolf rests in tall grass in this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Associated Press)

Montana fast-tracks bill to expand wolf hunting 

PREDATORS -- A proposal to narrow wildlife management options and expand the state's wolf hunt is being fast-tracked through the Montana Legislature for the governor's, according to the Associated Press. The Montana Senate on Thursday suspended its rules so it could take initial and final...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

Anglers fishing in Yellowstone National Park. (File)

Warm water closes Yellowstone rivers to fishing

FISHING -- A week after an unrelenting heat wave forced Montana to put restrictions on three rivers, Yellowstone Park officials have announced they're closing fishing on portions of three rivers because of unusually warm water temperatures. Starting Wednesday, park officials will prohibit fishing on the...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

Western lawmakers are seeking to elevate the plains bison to a status similar to that of the iconic bald eagle. (Associated Press)

Tourist gored by Yellowstone bison

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- A Massachusetts man is recovering in an Idaho Falls hospital following surgery for injuries he received after being gored by a bull bison near Norris Campground on Saturday in Yellowstone National Park. Park authorities did not have the man’s name, and his...

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A bison digs under the snow to graze inside Yellowstone National Park, Mont., in this undated photograph provided by the National Park Service. State and federal agencies will reveal today what plans they've got in store for Yellowstone bison this winter amid pressure from surrounding communities to keep the animals in the park. (Associated Press)

Cyclists rule in Yellowstone Park this week

BICYCLING -- Here’s another sign of springtime in Yellowstone National Park: Portions of the park have opened to bicycling. The park has closed to snowmobiles for the winter but has yet to open to motorized vehicles for the summer. In the meantime, bicyclists can travel...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011


MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011



FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011

 Elk cross the Gardner River near Mammoth in Montana in Yellowstone National Park last April.  (Associated Press)

Yellowstone elk numbers drop suddenly

WILDLIFE -- The Yellowstone National Park elk herd, the most observed and photographed elk in the country, declined by an astonishing 24 percent in December. The annual aerial survey counted 4,635 elk last month, compared to 6,070 elk counted at the same time last year....

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