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More than 250 elk killed at elk refuge

More than 250 elk killed at elk refuge

CASPER, Wyo. — Hunters have killed nearly 270 elk on the National Elk Refuge this season, the most in any other year since 2003.

December 25, 2014 11:06 amLoading…

Feds: Wyoming should manage wildlife on private land inside Grand Teton

CASPER, Wyo. — A wolf that was preying on livestock on a ranch in Grand Teton National Park was shot in January. The shooting was legal under Wyoming state law at the time, said Brian Nesvik, chief game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

December 11, 2014 6:30 amLoading…
Biologists look for ways to preserve grizzlies as feds consider delisting

Biologists look for ways to preserve grizzlies as feds consider delisting

MISSOULA — The grizzly bear answers to a lot of names.

July 13, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming Game & Fish: White-tail deer encroaching on mule deer

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to allow more hunting of white-tailed deer in most reaches of northwest Wyoming in order to protect mule deer from being driven out.

June 15, 2014 1:56 pmLoading…

Wild sheep to be transplanted in Madison Range

BOZEMAN — Montana wildlife officials plan another attempt to reintroduce wild sheep to parts of the Madison Range and are considering a second reintroduction in the Paradise Valley.

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Study team starts to trap Grand Teton grizzlies

Study team starts to trap Grand Teton grizzlies

JACKSON, Wyo. — Federal biologists will begin trapping and tagging grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park this coming week.

May 26, 2014 9:21 am Photos


10 entities apply to get Yellowstone bison

10 entities apply to get Yellowstone bison

Ten entities have offered to take a group of about 135 bison from Yellowstone National Park that went through an experimental program to establish new herds of the animals, Montana state officials said Monday.

May 05, 2014 1:09 pm Photos



Grizzly bears emerging in northern Rockies

GREAT FALLS — Grizzly bears are beginning to wake up in the northern Rocky Mountains.

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Hair research finds 'rock-solid minimum' of 42 grizzlies in Cabinet-Yaak

MISSOULA — How many hairs does it take to make a grizzly bear?

December 11, 2013 10:45 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Beware of industry, consumer costs in sage grouse plan

Since February, Montana’s Sage Grouse Advisory Council has been working overtime to create a management plan for the bird whose habitat spans central, northern and Eastern Montana.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am

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FWP proposes plan to kill up to 130 Helena deer

FWP proposes plan to kill up to 130 Helena deer

HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking authorization to trap and kill up to 130 deer in the Helena city limits next year.

November 11, 2013 2:24 pmLoading…

Wildlife reflectors studied in Wyoming

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Research continues in two Wyoming counties to examine the efficacy of roadside reflectors that warn wildlife of approaching vehicles.

November 11, 2013 2:21 pmLoading…

3 grizzly bears captured, euthanized in NW Montana

KALISPELL - Three grizzly bears have been captured and euthanized in northwestern Montana after causing property damage, and in one case, killing numerous chickens.

November 05, 2013 4:07 pmLoading…

Wyoming Game and Fish names new Jackson warden

JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has named Kyle Lash as the new south Jackson game warden.

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Ferrets released on Fort Belknap Reservation

FORT BELKNAP — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released 32 endangered black-footed ferrets into a 1,000-acre prairie dog colony on the Fort Belknap Reservation.

October 06, 2013 11:31 amLoading…

Feds defend plan to drop gray wolf protection

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal officials offered a staunch defense Monday of their proposal to drop legal protections for the gray wolf in most of the country, as opponents rallied in the nation's capital before the first in a series of public hearings on the plan.

September 30, 2013 3:45 pmLoading…

Hunters' help sought in tracking Wyoming sage grouse

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking sage grouse hunters for help in tracking the activities and population numbers of the chicken-sized, ground-dwelling birds.

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Environmental groups seek fisher protection

HELENA — Six environmental groups petitioned the federal government Monday to enact endangered species protections for the Northern Rockies fisher, saying increased trapping in Montana and Idaho is killing more of the small, weasel-like predators.

September 23, 2013 12:07 pmLoading…

Ferrets to be released on Fort Belknap Reservation

GREAT FALLS — Officials plan to release 30 endangered black-footed ferrets at Montana's Fort Belknap Reservation next month.

September 22, 2013 12:03 pmLoading…

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