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A bull elk on the Sepulcher Mountain Trail in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park warns to stay away from bull elk during fall mating season

By: - September 9, 2023

Yellowstone National Park is warning visitors to stay away from bull elk during the fall mating season, called the rut, which has already started. In a press release Wednesday, the park said bull elk are unpredictable during this time of year, and people have been severely injured. Elk run quickly and may change direction without […]

Glacier National Park in Montana

Glacier National Park: Public should comment on vehicle reservation system

By: - August 21, 2023

Did you get skunked trying to get into Glacier National Park recently? Do you have an opinion about Glacier’s new vehicle reservation program? The park, in its third summer of piloting a vehicle reservation system for major park entrances, is seeking public feedback through Sept. 30 on how visitors will access the park in 2024, […]

Yellowstone National Park road construction

Yellowstone National Park Northeast Entrance Road to see temporary evening closures early June

By: - June 3, 2023

A small portion of Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance Road will be temporarily closed during evening hours on select days in early June to allow for construction. According to a National Park Service press release, the section of road in Lamar Canyon between Tower Junction and Lamar Valley will be closed from 7-9 p.m. on […]

Yellowstone National Park bison calf incident

Hawaii man pleads guilty to intentionally disturbing wildlife in Yellowstone National Park

By: - June 1, 2023

Clifford Walters of Hawaii pleaded guilty to one count of feeding, touching, teasing, frightening, or intentionally disturbing wildlife on May 31 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Hambrick, according to Yellowstone National Park. Walters was given a $500 fine, a $500 community service payment to Yellowstone Forever Wildlife Protection Fund, a $30 special assessment and […]

Yellowstone National Park bison calf incident

Yellowstone National Park investigating bison calf incident, death

By: - May 24, 2023

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyoming – Yellowstone National Park law enforcement officers are asking the public for information about an incident that occurred on the evening of May 20 between an unidentified man and a newborn bison calf in the park’s northeast corner. The man intentionally disturbed the calf, which resulted in the death of the […]

Grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park in 2017

First grizzly bear of the season spotted in Yellowstone National Park

By: - March 8, 2023

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyoming – On Tuesday, a Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologist on a radio telemetry flight observed the first grizzly bear of 2023 to emerge from hibernation. The adult bear, estimated at 300-350 pounds, was seen near the remains of a bison carcass in Pelican Valley, in the central-eastern part of the park. […]

Yellowstone National Park North Entrance flooding

Yellowstone National Park set to reopen northern loop earlier than expected

By: - June 21, 2022

The northern loop of Yellowstone is expected to reopen within the next two weeks after it was closed last week from historic flooding that caused evacuations of the park and surrounding communities. National Park Service Director Chuck Sams, with Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly, announced the reopening plans, in a press release on Monday. […]

First Peoples Mountain

Yellowstone National Park changes name of Mount Doane to ‘First Peoples Mountain’

By: - June 10, 2022

Yellowstone National Park announced Thursday that Mount Doane is now named First Peoples Mountain. The announcement follows a 15-0 vote affirming the change by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, the federal body responsible for maintaining uniform geographic name usage throughout the federal government. First Peoples Mountain is a 10,551-foot peak within Yellowstone National Park […]

Yellowstone Bison on Blacktail Deer Plateau

Tourist gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park after getting too close

By: - June 1, 2022

A 25-year-old female from Grove City, Ohio, was gored and treated for injuries Thursday morning after she approached a bison to within 10 feet, Yellowstone National Park said Tuesday in a news release. Park regulations require visitors to stay 25 yards away from bison. But the woman and two others got closer to the animal, […]

Bison in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park opens some roads April 15

By: - April 12, 2022

Beginning April 15, 2022, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for the season, weather permitting. On Saturday, April 16, entrance fees will be waived in celebration of National Park Week. West Entrance to Old Faithful Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful (via Norris) Norris to Canyon Village North Entrance to Mammoth Hot Springs to […]