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Gazette opinion: Beauty and carnage in Paradise Valley

Gazette opinion: Beauty and carnage in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley is where buffalo roam and the deer and antelope play. As the only year-round route into Yellowstone National Park, Highway 89 is used by more than a million park visitors annually. Anglers and boaters are drawn to fishing access sites along the Yellowstone River that Highway …

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Preliminary work underway on Bakken wildlife crossing

Preliminary work underway on Bakken wildlife crossing

BISMARCK, N.D. — State officials say preliminary work has begun on a unique wildlife crossing between two cities in the oil patch of North Dakota.

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Research on Highway 93 wildlife crossings nearly complete

Research on Highway 93 wildlife crossings nearly complete

MISSOULA — Dale Becker still can’t believe how many motorists miss seeing the wildlife overpass arcing over U.S. Highway 93 atop Evaro Hill.

June 20, 2013 8:30 am Photos

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New crossing structures benefit Wyoming wildlife

New crossing structures benefit Wyoming wildlife

JACKSON, Wyo. — In fall 2011, Jeff Burrell was sitting with his spotting scope at Trappers Point, a 6,000-year-old pronghorn migration corridor in Sublette County, watching the fleet-footed ungulates nervously approaching busy Highway 191.

November 02, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Senators helped give wildlife a lift in highway bill

The new federal transportation bill promises to create more than a million jobs nationwide — including 13,500 in Montana — by funding needed improvements to highways and transit for two years without increasing the deficit. These are major accomplishments, and Montana’s senior senator, Max B…

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Gazette opinion: New law watches out for wildlife-motorist safety

The new Highway Bill recognizes what Montana and Wyoming residents have always known: Critters and cars don’t do well on the same track.

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Wyoming outdoors: Slow down, be alert to wildlife on highways

Wyoming outdoors: Slow down, be alert to wildlife on highways

Driving to Sheridan from Big Horn the other night challenged my driving abilities. With a vehicle a scant distance behind and its headlights making viewing the road ahead limited, I couldn’t help but think that if a deer ran in front of me I would be hard pressed to avoid it.

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Sublette County to get $9.7M in wildlife crossings

JACKSON — The state plans to spend $9.7 million to build a series of underpasses and overpasses for pronghorn antelope, deer and big game in Sublette County.

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WYDOT approves $9.7M for deer underpasses, antelope overpasses

WYDOT approves $9.7M for deer underpasses, antelope overpasses

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — Last March, the federal government declined to fund the construction of more wildlife-friendly underpasses in southwest Wyoming, including an ambitious effort to install the structures at the historic antelope migration bottleneck near Pinedale known as Trappers Point.

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