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Yellowstone National Park

Video: Yellowstone elk siesta

Video: Yellowstone elk siesta

As the rut winds down in October, the Mammoth elk herd spends more and more time lounging in the shade of employee houses along Officer's Row in Yellowstone National Park. This leads to many surprises when you open your door in the morning, and to some uncommonly close filming from the safet…

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Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state

Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state

HELENA, Mont. — Montana wildlife officials decided Thursday against shipping 145 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park to the Bronx zoo and other locations across the nation, choosing to send them to an American Indian reservation within the state.

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Yellowstone North Entrance traffic re-routed

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Travel through the community of Gardiner, Montana, and the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park will be temporarily re-routed for a few days starting Monday.

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Fence removal, modification aiding Yellowstone pronghorns

Fence removal, modification aiding Yellowstone pronghorns

Fences are meant to keep animals in or out, not to let them through.

October 09, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Migration route map

Migration route map

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Yellowstone pronghorns

Yellowstone pronghorns

Yellowstone National Park pronghorns migrate out of the park taking the Rescue Creek Trail to the Gardiner Basin and the Paradise Valley to spend the winter.

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On the line

On the line

Pronghorn antelope undertake some of the longest animal migrations in North America, many of which are now blocked by roads and fences.

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Pronghorn or antelope

Pronghorn or antelope

What some people call antelope are actually not a member of the antelope family found in Africa and East Asia, instead the North American species is called a pronghorn.

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Out with the old

Out with the old

In addition to removing old fence that is no longer needed, the NPCA also replaces fencing that makes it easier for wildlife to go over or under.

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Opening the route

Opening the route

Workers help the National Park Conservation Association modify a fence to allow pronghorn passage during a May workday on a ranch in the Paradise Valley. So far the effort has removed or modified 18 miles of fence in the area to allow the wildlife to migrate from Yellowstone National Park to…

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Cooperative effort

Cooperative effort

A volunteer on a project at the Bureau of Land Management’s Carbella fishing access site removes old fence last fall that was replaced with fencing more compatible to wildlife.

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East Gate

East Gate

Cars enter Yellowstone’s East Entrance in this file photo.

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Yellowstone's September visitation a new record

Yellowstone's September visitation a new record

Yellowstone National Park recorded its highest ever September visitation in 2014.

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Old grizzly euthanized after trying to get into building

BOZEMAN — State wildlife officials euthanized a 28-year-old grizzly bear after it tried to get into a storage building that contained horse tack and a bear-resistant container of horse feed.

October 08, 2014 3:00 pm
State delays decision on controversial elk plan

State delays decision on controversial elk plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has delayed until November its commission’s consideration of a controversial 2015 elk-brucellosis management plan aimed at disease outbreaks in the Paradise Valley.

October 06, 2014 12:43 pm Photos

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Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

JACKSON, Wyo. — The National Park Service is considering raising entrance fees to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by $5.

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Bison group to meet Oct. 9 in Great falls

Bison group to meet Oct. 9 in Great falls

Montana wildlife officials are hosting an Oct. 9 discussion on bison conservation in Great Falls.

October 04, 2014 9:32 am Photos

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Minute Out In It: Bull Fight

Minute Out In It: Bull Fight

As night falls on Mammoth Hot Springs, elk bugles ring out in every direction. Three or four bulls trot past the glowing windows of Officer's Row, converging near the southern end of Fort Yellowstone. Suddenly two begin a fight for dominance and access to females, the entire display lit by c…

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Yellowstone Visitors

Yellowstone Visitors

Park visitors stop to photograph a mother grizzly bear and her cubs on June 4 at Yellowstone National Park. A proposed U.S. Forest Service rule would require all commercial photographers and videographers to obtain a permit to work in wilderness areas.

September 26, 2014 6:20 pm

Tribes to pray for grizzlies in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Members of several American Indian tribes plan to gather in Yellowstone this weekend to protest any move by the federal government to remove grizzly bears from endangered species protection.

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