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Bison hunt in Jackson Hole sets record

Bison hunt in Jackson Hole sets record

JACKSON, Wyo. — Hunters have killed about 300 bison in the Jackson Hole region, eclipsing the all-time high and helping reduce the number of wild bison to levels closer to where wildlife managers prefer.

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Browning man accused of killing 3 grizzlies must pay $30K

Browning man accused of killing 3 grizzlies must pay $30K

GREAT FALLS — A man accused of killing three grizzly bears near his Browning home last summer has been ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution.

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Casper man writes bill to protect police dogs

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man who was upset that a Mills police officer could only be sentenced to six months on probation for the death of his police dog in a hot car wants to see increased penalties for anyone who injures or kills a law enforcement animal.

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Tribes join effort to keep Yellowstone grizzlies protected

Tribes join effort to keep Yellowstone grizzlies protected

Leaders of American Indian tribes in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains have joined an effort to retain federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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Trial set for Montana man charged with killing 3 grizzly bears

Trial set for Montana man charged with killing 3 grizzly bears

GREAT FALLS — A Montana man faces trial next month on charges he illegally killed three grizzly bears near his residence last summer.

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Bison moving toward the town of Jackson

JACKSON, Wyo. — National Elk Refuge managers are urging Jackson residents to exercise caution when outside due to bison that have been spotted less than a quarter mile from town.

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Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

GREAT FALLS — An illness that strikes family members in their 50s, affecting their behavior and keeping them from sleeping. A disease that strikes sheep and goats, causing them to scrape their bodies against anything they can get near, in an attempt to scratch an itch that exists only in the…

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Bighorn sheep moved to Sheep Creek

GREAT FALLS — Twenty-one bighorn sheep have been transplanted to the Sheep Creek drainage south of Cascade.

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18 grizzlies die in human encounters in Montana

18 grizzlies die in human encounters in Montana

MISSOULA — Northern Continental Divide grizzly bears made it through 2014 without one dying at the hands of a game warden.

December 12, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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2 pay fines, restitution on deer poaching charges

MISSOULA — A Hamilton woman and her cousin from California recently split a bill of more than $10,000 for illegally killing a trophy buck deer off Little Sleeping Child Road.

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Wyoming sues feds, claiming too many wild horses

Wyoming sues feds, claiming too many wild horses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to force the federal government to reduce the number of wild horses that roam the state.

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BLM's wild horse advisory board seeks 3 members

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management is holding a second call for nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

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Pet massage gaining popularity

PHOENIX — Spa treatments don’t stop with people. You won’t see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it’s become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.

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Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear feeding on a deer.

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Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday authorized Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to transplant bighorn sheep from the Missouri River Breaks to the Highlands area near Butte and the Beartooth Game Range north of Helena. The vote came despite continued assertions from the agenc…

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Wildlife lovers protest death of grizzly bear

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife watchers are searching for answers after a grizzly bear that was well known in the Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park areas was killed by Wyoming wildlife managers.

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BLM asks drivers to watch for wild horses on roads

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Federal land managers are asking motorists to be careful when traveling through areas in southwestern Wyoming where wild horses frequent.

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Number of female hunters in Wyoming increases between 2008 and 2013

Number of female hunters in Wyoming increases between 2008 and 2013

CASPER, Wyo. — Betsy Peterson shot her first mule deer outside of Casper with her husband and 5-month old daughter. It didn’t seem strange, bringing the infant into the field. Peterson had a mule deer tag and mouths to feed.

October 26, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Black bear euthanized after breaking into house

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials euthanized a black bear after it broke into an occupied house in Teton Village at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

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Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

CODY, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials had to lend a helping hand to a mule deer that got a tomato cage stuck on its antlers this week.

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