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Lightning: flashy way to die outdoors  

OUTDOOR SAFETY -- Name the safest place to seek refuge if you are outdoors and a lighting storm moves in? Answer: An automobile -- totally safe, unless a tree blows down on top of you. This is Lightning Awareness Week, so be aware. Sure, you...

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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

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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TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013

FILE - In this August 2012 file photo provided by Wolves of the Rockies, the Lamar Canyon wolf pack moves on a hillside in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. As the progeny of wolves reintroduced to Yellowstone and central Idaho in 1995 and 1996 spread across the West, an accidental experiment has developed. A temporary court order has made Oregon a wolf-safe zone, where wildlife agents are barred from killing wolves that attack livestock. Over the past year, the numbers of wolves has risen to 46 in Oregon, but livestock attacks have remained static. In neighboring Idaho, the number livestock attacks rose dramatically as the numbers of wolves killed by hunters and wildlife agents also increased. (Wolves Of The Rockies)

Deaths of 5 wolves worry Yellowstone wolf-watchers 

HUNTING -- Wolf-watchers say they’re concerned that hunters participating in Wyoming’s second annual wolf hunt may have killed five members of the Lamar Canyon Pack, a well-known wolf pack whose territory includes part of Yellowstone National Park. The story from the Jackson Hole News &...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013

FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 2013

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

Lightning strikes above the Geysers area of northern Sonoma County, early Thursday, July 4, 2013 near Geyserville Calif. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Hikers in 3 national parks felled by lightning 

HIKING -- Thunder storms throughout the West this week took a heavy toll, setting fires and raising havoc in several ways. The strangest detail: Hikers in three national parks were injured or killed within a 30-hour period. See the stories about this week's lightning strike...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

Sage grouse roosters fight for hens near a lek south of Rockland, Idaho. (Associated Press)

Recent outdoor stories in The Spokesman-Review

Bringing back Washington's prairie grouse Out & About: Washington raising stakes for drunk boating ... REI project to boost Little Spokane River Trail ... Mountain bikers gear up for 24 Hours ... Two Rivers walleye derby ... Angler nailed for taking two limits Lake trout...

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MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013


FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

A grizzly bear roams Yellowstone National Park shortly after emerging from its winter den in March 2013. (Yellowstone Tour Guides)

Photographer documents grizzly out of its den

WILDLIFE -- It's time to start packing your bear spray again. Grizzly bears are emerging from their winter dens pretty much right on schedule. This photograph comes this week from Yellowstone Tour Guides, which has quite an assortment of photos showing the park's wildlife winning...

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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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THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

Over-snow vehicles allow visitors to experience the interior of Yellowstone including Old Faithful Geyser, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Snow Lodge during the winter. Guided snowmobiles are another seasonal option.

Yellowstone's roads closing so plowing can begin

NATIONAL PARKS -- The transition has begun at Yellowstone National Park. Pavement will soon be exposed. Seasonal road closures in Yellowstone NP begin Friday Over-snow travel season is drawing to a close in Yellowstone National Park, and on Friday, the East Entrance will close at...

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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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MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 26, 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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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

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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