Breaking News: Game and Fish Commission Approves 2018 Wyoming Grizzly Bear Hunt

Despite strong opposition from anti-hunting groups, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved the 2018 Wyoming grizzly bear hunt. After experiencing rapid population growth and meeting recovery goals while protected under the Endangered Species Act, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service delisted the Greater Yellowstone population of grizzly bears in 2017. Though it’s…

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Capable Partners gets physically challenged into the outdoors

Capable Partners’ mission statement is to “provide opportunities for personal growth and independence for physically challenged persons and able-bodied partners through participation in fishing, hunting, and related outdoor activities.” (Capable Partners photo) When Evan Newton was 13 years old, he was diagnosed with a rare nerve disease. At 39, that same disease confined him to…

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Feral Cattle, Pit Bulls Run Wild at Sand to Snow National Monument

“It’s Jurassic Park,” says one local of the California preserve’s animal problem. Don’t worry–these kids at Sand to Snow National Monument are running out out joy, not to escape feral cattle. Hikers at Sand to Snow National Monument have to worry about more than the usual blisters: A large herd of feral cattle is roaming the area,…

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National Park Service Saw 330 Million Visitors in 2017

Zion, Grand Canyon, and others recorded highest-ever visitor counts. Zion National Park saw a record number of visitors in 2017.The National Park Service recorded more than 330 million visits in 2017, the second highest in its history, according to a report published Wednesday. In a year marked by the total solar eclipse visible across North America,…

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The Plan to Shrink Bears Ears National Monument

Zinke recommends cutting down preserve, focusing on archeological sites over recreation in report. Bears EarsInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday recommended that President Donald Trump reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument, opening a new chapter in the fight over the controversial Utah preserve. In a conference call announcing his decision, Zinke said that…

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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Removed From Endangered Species List

Conservation groups criticize decision, threaten lawsuit. Citing increased population numbers, the Department of the Interior announced Thursday that it would strip protections from the Yellowstone grizzly, one of the best-studied bear populations in the world. In a statement, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that the bears had recovered enough that state and tribal agencies could…

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Dan “Knotts” Binde Claims a New Self-Supported Appalachian Trail Record

Time would beat record by 8 hours, but malfunctioning SPOT impeding confirmation. There’s a new claimant to the Appalachian Trail’s self-supported throne. Dan “Knotts” Binde, 25, says he broke the self-supported speed record on the Appalachian Trail on July 19th just before 2 p.m. However, the record’s gatekeepers have been slow to confirm his story,…

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