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Invasive Fish Species Detected Near Yellowstone National Park

One smallmouth bass was caught and released in waters on the border of Yellowstone National Park in the confluence of the Gardener and Yellowstone rivers. The problem is they are voracious predators adaptable and incredibly invasive. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is aware of the incident and what the agency might do is still being discussed.

Nearly 40 Yellowstone Bison To Be Culled

Most of the 37 bison that were migrating outside of Yellowstone National Park have been sent to be slaughtered as officials have begun the annual program to cull them to prevent the spread of brucellosis to cattle in Montana. Officials plan to remove up to 900 of the park’s 5,000 bison this winter through slaughter relocation and hunting...

Wolves Killed In Region 3 Surpass Limit

Three more wolves were killed in southwestern Montana’s Region 3 hunting district where Yellowstone National Park visitor com to see them even after   Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks closed the season there on February 17th when the 82-wolf quota was reached. So far this winter 25 wolves known to park officials have been killed in Montana, Wyo...

New Bison Management Plan For Yellowstone National Park Announced

Federal officials have officially kicked off the drafting of a new management plan for the bison that live in Yellowstone National Park. The idea is to update guidance for managing Yellowstone’s roughly 5,400 bison which are now managed under a 22-year-old document called the Interagency Bison Management Plan. They hope it will result in the r...

Wolf Trapping Closed In Southwest Montana

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has voted to stop wolf hunting and trapping in southwest Montana when 82 wolves are killed five more than had been taken by hunter or trappers by Friday. The area was previously managed under low quotas to limit taking of wolves important for the park’s tourism industry. National Park Service officials ...

Local Businesses Worry Wolf Hunting Is Affecting Their Business

30 businesses near Yellowstone National Park are raising concerns about the hunting of wolves emerging from the park setting off bells for wildlife-related businesses in the region. They have writing to Interior Secretary Deb Halland to return endangered-species protections to gray wolves. Cary McGary is owner and lead guide for In Our Nature ...

Yellowstone National Park Posts Record Visitation In 2021

Yellowstone National Park hosted 4,860,537 recreation visits in 2021 up 28% from 2020 making it the busiest year on record. July was the most visited month on record and was the first time that visitation exceeded 1 million visits in a single month. In 2021 visitation for May, June, July, August and September were the busiest on record. https:...