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Outdoors blog Yellowstone Park archive

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017

FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016



To protect a calf, a Yellowstone bison flings an attacking wolf over its head.

Being a wolf is a hard-knock life 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Be ready to watch closely at the very beginning of this short video for a bison temporarily getting the best of a wolf in Yellowstone National Park. While the five wolves of the Lamar Canyon Pack attempted to hunt a bison calf,...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2016

Yellowstone bison forage for grass in the snow near an icy Madison River in Montana. (Associated Press)

Feds propose killing up to 900 Yellowstone bison 43 

WILDLIFE -- Even in the vast expanse of Yellowstone National Park, there's not enough room for all the bison, especially in winter when snow drives many of them to lower elevations, across the boundaries and into Montana livestock country. Park managers are planning what's being...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015

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

Yellowstone Park opens to winter travel

WINTER TRAVEL -- Winter travel into Yellowstone National Park opened today thanks to recent snow storms that have layered enough snow on roads to unleash the snow coaches. Winter transportation gives outdoors lovers access to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and wildlife watching in areas such as...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015

This photo provided by Wolves of the Rockies shows a wolf pack in Yellowstone National Park in 2012. The pack’s alpha female was shot in Wyoming, among at least five collared wolves from Yellowstone killed by hunters that fall. Four more wolves collared in the park but no longer living there also had been shot. (Associated Press)

Yellowstone wolf numbers up slightly

PREDATORS -- Yellowstone National Park biologists counted at least 104 wolves from 11 packs living in the park at the end of 2014. The figures released Wednesday were up slightly from the prior year, when 95 wolves from 10 packs were counted. Northwest states released...

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MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2015

THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 2015


SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015

Bison on Yellowstone National Park road between Tower Junction and Cooke City, Mont. (Rich Landers)

Yellowstone bison teaching lessons to tourists 

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- Bison gored a woman and tossed a teenager into the air in Yellowstone National Park last week, the latest run-ins with the massive animals during tourist season in the popular landmark. The National Park Service says a bison gored a 68-year-old woman...

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FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015

Tourists walk along the boardwalk at the edge of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in this aerial photo shot from a manned aircraft, date unknown.  (Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

Chinese flocking to Yellowstone Park 

PARKS -- Somebody could make a fortune on stir-fry bison this summer. Yellowstone Park gears up for 500,000 visitors from China Last year more than 300,000 people from China visited Yellowstone National Park and surrounding communities. Based on visa applications, that number could increase to...

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MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015


TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014

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

Idaho farm-raised elk get loose near Yellowstone

WILDLIFE -- State officials say 28 domestic elk escaped from a hunting ranch in eastern Idaho near Yellowstone National Park but only one is unaccounted for and it’s wounded, according to the Associated Press. Veterinarian Scott Leibsle of the Idaho Department of Agriculture says Broadmouth...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 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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Bison on Yellowstone National Park road between Tower Junction and Cooke City, Mont. (Rich Landers)

Another drone flyer ticketed in Yellowstone

PUBLIC LANDS -- If you go to a national park, leave the drone in the trunk and enjoy the scenery and wildlife the old-fashioned way. German man formally charged for drone crash in Yellowstone Lake Following an investigation of a drone crash near the marina...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014

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