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2 elk poached in Larb Hills; information sought

2 elk poached in Larb Hills; information sought

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information on the poaching of two elk shot and left in the Larb Hills area south of Malta in Hunting District 622.

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Cow elk poached

Cow elk poached

This cow elk was one of two elk poached in November in the Larb Hills.

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A hunt can provide food – and food for thought

A hunt can provide food – and food for thought

I was glassing a mule deer buck when a pair of wolves loped across an open hillside and disappeared over a rise.

November 29, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Incident inflames criticism over Teton elk hunt

Incident inflames criticism over Teton elk hunt

JACKSON, Wyo. — Sportsmen advocates and others are challenging Grand Teton National Park to change its regulations after a coordinated elk drive last week led to a roadside firing line in plain sight.

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Wyoming refuge elk numbers well above average

Wyoming refuge elk numbers well above average

JACKSON, Wyo. — As many as 4,000 elk, 10 times higher than the average, are estimated to have roamed the National Elk Refuge at times last week.

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The Judiths

The Judiths

This shot stitches together four photographs to give a panorama of the Judith Mountains as seen from the southeast.

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Hunting is not always about filling a tag

Hunting is not always about filling a tag

I had just spooked a group of whitetail does when I heard the clacking sound from atop the ridge. My first thought was that two buck deer were sparring, their antlers clattering together.

November 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sunrise

Sunrise

The sun shines onto the golden foothills of the Absaroka Mountains on a stormy fall day.

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Where's the elk

Where's the elk

Two bull elk rub their antlers in an aspen thicket.

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Onlookers report hunters opening fire on Grand Teton elk herd

Onlookers report hunters opening fire on Grand Teton elk herd

JACKSON, Wyo. — Several people say they saw hunters use questionable and illegal tactics during an elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park this week.

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Wyoming game department reports wasting disease cases

Wyoming game department reports wasting disease cases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reporting new discoveries of chronic wasting disease in two hunt areas.

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Study seeks to analyze hunter-bear interactions

Study seeks to analyze hunter-bear interactions

From almost four miles away, the grizzly bear appeared to have picked up the elk carcass’ stench.

November 16, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Grand Teton elk

Grand Teton elk

Elk can be hunted in Grand Teton National Park as a way to control unnaturally sustained elk populations. Wyoming uses winter feedgrounds to maintain high elk survival.

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Bear collar

Bear collar

Eight grizzly bears were captured this summer to be fitted with GPS collars for a study on elk hunter-grizzly bear interactions. The two-year study is being conducted by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team’s staff.

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Big smellers

Big smellers

A grizzly bear’s nasal passages and the billions of receptors they contain are 100 times larger than a human’s.

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Grizzly

Grizzly

A grizzly bear.

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Trophy 12-year-old

Trophy 12-year-old

Lexi Bennett of Lewiston, Idaho, shows the seven-point bull she harvested this fall.

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12-year-old’s first elk is a seven-point, 319-inch trophy

12-year-old’s first elk is a seven-point, 319-inch trophy

LEWISTON, Idaho — Lexi Bennett accomplished something on her first elk hunt that some people spend a lifetime trying to achieve.

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Pardise Valley elk

Pardise Valley elk

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a plan that will allow hazing, fencing and kill permits to keep elk in the Paradise Valley separated from cattle.

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New research shows Yellowstone wolves pick their prey based on pack size

New research shows Yellowstone wolves pick their prey based on pack size

The saying “safety in numbers” is typically a phrase associated with animals considered prey.

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