Protecting Teddy Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch

Protecting Teddy Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch

Yesterday, I read an in-depth article by noted historian Edmund Morris, discussing an endangered U.S. historical site. Morris stated, “The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced on Wednesday that Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch beside the Little Missouri River, an exquisitely peaceful meadow revered as the cradle of conservation, is one of America’s 11 most endangered historic [...]

Hunters will reduce Wind Cave elk herd

Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP) – Hundreds of elk have crossed a 4-foot fence to leave Wind Cave National Park each summer and then return to the safety of the park before hunting begins

Montana closes wolf hunting near Yellowstone

Montana closes wolf hunting near Yellowstone

Billings, Mont. (AP) – Montana wildlife commissioners on Tuesday shut down wolf hunting adjacent to Yellowstone National Park after nine of the predators were killed there in recent weeks, but kept the statewide wolf harvest quota unchanged at 75 animals.

Elks hunts at Wyo. refuge and Grand Teton begin

Jackson, Wyo. (AP) – Saturday marks the opening of elk hunts in Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming.

Elk tags available for Grand Teton National Park

Jackson, Wyo. (AP) – The Wyoming Department of Game says some licenses to hunt elk at Grand Teton National Park are still available.

ND officials, Park Service agree on elk plan

Bismarck, N.D. (AP) – Volunteers will kill and keep some of the meat from an overpopulated elk herd at North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park, under an agreement announced Wednesday by state officials.

US judge says grizzlies still threatened

US judge says grizzlies still threatened

Billings, Montana (AP) – A federal judge in Montana restored protections Monday for an estimated 600 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, citing in part a decline in their food supply caused by climate change.

Wyoming officials report Grand Teton elk poaching case

Jackson, Wyo. (AP) – Two Wyoming brothers from Rawlins who authorities say tried to illegally kill a large bull elk in Grand Teton National Park have received citations.

N.D. park gets more than 11,000 comments on elk plan

Medora, N.D. (AP) – The superintendent of Theodore Roosevelt National Park says park officials have received more than 11,000 comments on a proposal to thin the park’s elk herd by using teams of shooters, including volunteers under park supervision.

N.D. park officials release elk plan

Medora, N.D. (AP) – Theodore Roosevelt National Park says its preferred method for reducing the park’s bloated elk herd is teams of shooters that will include volunteers.

Home sought for Yellowstone bison

Home sought for Yellowstone bison

Billings, Mont.

Researchers study elk migration, survival

Crandall, Wyo. (AP) – Researchers studying elk in the Yellowstone National Park area want to expand knowledge about the influences of habitat, climate and predators on elk migration, reproduction and survival.

Study finds no overharvesting of morels in Maryland parks

Hagerstown, Md. (AP) – A study commissioned by the National Park Service concludes that mushroom hunting probably isn’t to blame for a reported decline in morels in two western Maryland parks.

As US bears die, hunters and climate change blamed

Bozeman, Montana (AP) – Hunters are killing grizzly bears in record numbers around Yellowstone National Park and researchers say the once-endangered predator is expanding across the region.