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First Sign of Spring: Bears Awaken from Slumber

Yellowstone Grizzly

Grizzly Bear

Though the temperatures have been a little colder than normal for this time of year, apparently the Yellowstone bears are listening to their internal clocks, with the first sightings starting in late February.

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NPS Clarifies Yellowstone Gun Rules: You Can Pack, But You Can’t Shoot

Yellowstone National Park

The National Park Service has issued the gun rules for Yellowstone National Park in the face of new federal laws scheduled to go into effect Monday, and one thing is clear: you may be able to pack, but you're prohibited from firing based on other anti-poaching laws already on the books. So much for the weekend warriors who think they'll drop a charging bull moose with their little sidearm.

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NRA: Yellowstone a Haven for Drug Trafficking

Yellowstone National Park

Here's your outrageous statement of the day: According to the National Rifle Association, guns are necessary in Yellowstone National Park because it is a haven for drug trafficking and drug production. Really.

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Yellowstone Wolf Numbers Down To Lowest Levels Since 1999; NPS Calls Dive “Natural”

Wolf!

Wolf howling

The wolf population in Yellowstone National Park dipped to under 100 wolves for the first time since 1999, a population decline the National Park Service says is "expected and considered natural."

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Retired Park Rangers: Beware New Gun Rules in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park

New gun rules are slated to go into effect in America's National Parks beginning Feb. 22, and a group of retired U.S. Park Service employees is warning that the unintended effects of the law may be more than gun advocates anticipate.

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Do New Yellowstone Policies Negatively Impact Boy Scouts? Advocates Say Yes

Bechler Falls

The organizers of Camp Loll, a Boy Scout camp off the southwest side of Yellowstone National Park, say new National Park Service guidelines unfairly penalize their access to the remote Bechler Canyon area of the Park and would severely curtail the number of Scouts taking advantage of Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone Pika Not Worthy of Protection: FWS

Yellowstone Pika

Yellowstone PikaIn a situation some liken to the canary in the coal mine, the Fish and Wildlife Service has denied Endangered Species protections to the Yellowstone pika, saying the small rodent should be able to deal with projected rising temperatures due to global warning.

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We’re Number One!

Yellowstone National Park

Allow us a minute of bragging, but we've reached a milestone in the relatively short history of this Website: we're the number-one third-party Yellowstone National Park website, according to the Quantcast measurement service.

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Like General Franco, Yellowstone Swarm Still Kicking

Yellowstone National Park

It's not engendering the same amount of passion and discussion as it once did, but the 2010 Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm is still alive and kicking -- but just barely.

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Want to Comment on Yellowstone Winter Plan? Here’s Your Chance

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

The National Park Service is seeking input as it develops yet another Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, and now's the time for you to suggest alternatives to the existing temporary plan.

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