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Premiere of the Queen

February 15, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

As a 25-year-old mother in 2020, Grizzly 399 emerged from hibernation with four cubs
Grizzly 399 is the most famous bear in the world. The new film, 399: Queen of the Tetons, makes its world premiere at Missoula’s Documentary Film Festival on Feb. 16
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Seen from Above

October 11, 2023 // Opinion

Author Thomas Turiano: climb to a point of prominence and your sphere of awareness will grow
Mountain climbing, sense of place, and, after 15 years out of print, the second edition of Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone
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Bear Tags As Revenue Generators: How Much Will Wyoming Make Bringing Back Griz Hunt?

July 26, 2023

One of Grizzly 399's original three cubs, 587
One of the arguments states use in pushing for grizzly delisting is bringing back a trophy season to help them recoup money they've spent on bear recovery. Does the premise add up?
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What it means to stand at the Crossroads of the West

July 20, 2023

Perception versus reality: The West ain't what you see in old cowboy films
In her latest book, "True West: Myth and Mending on the Far Side of America," Betsy Gaines Quammen takes a deep look into the myths of the West and how we our future lies in the balance
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How Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies Could Be Delisted And Remain Protected

July 18, 2023

A grizzly mother with cubs in Yellowstone
States are pushing hard to remove America's most famous grizzly population from federal protection. The primary reason is obvious. Why aren't we doing the same with bald eagles?
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The World Loses Wildlife Art's Greatest Champion

July 6, 2023

 Bill Kerr, who helped create a global destination for wildlife art in Jackson Hole
Bill Kerr passes at 85. In Jackson Hole, his vision led to creation of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, a shrine for those globally who value connections between art and nature
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'What Were You Thinking When You Took The Osprey?'

July 4, 2023

As osprey perched on its nest, another avian wonder of Greater Yellowstone
Dave Hall peers back four generations toward a revered ancestor who did things as a sportsman that would not meet today's conservation ethic 
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Looking Past The Cliches of 'Western Art'

June 18, 2023

Bill Stockton's portrayal of a sunset
In her new award-winning book 'Montana Modernists,' Michele Corriel declares that artists from the West are so much more than frontier portrayals of cowboys and Indians
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Grizzly 399 And Cub—An Update From Jackson Hole

June 17, 2023

A mother's love: 399 and cub likely to be her last
At Summer Solstice and more than a month out of the den, 399 has devoted much time, Thomas Mangelsen says, to helping her cub understand the joy of play
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Complements in Landscape Beauty: Art and Place in the Gros Ventre and Beyond

June 12, 2023

The Teton Range from the sandstone rim on “Magic Ridge.”
Returning to ‘Magic Ridge,’ Susan Marsh rediscovers the many faces of Nature’s splendor
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To Stop A Grizzly And How Bear Spray Saved A Life

June 6, 2023

A large male grizzly approaches the camera in Greater Yellowstone
When a grizzly bear charged Keegan David, he had seconds to react. He shared his story with Mountain Journal.
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Famous Jackson Hole Grizzly 399 Wows Again, But Now What?

May 18, 2023

Model of Motherhood: 399 and her new cub out of hibernation
Emerging with her 18th cub as part of a historic legendary life, 399 is 27, long in the tooth and still transforming our perceptions of grizzlies. Now it's our turn to be on best behavior
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In The Light Of A Campfire, People And Wolf As Original Brothers/Sisters

May 16, 2023

The bond between humans and wolves stretches back to the twilight of our species
In John Potter's painting, 'A Private Conversation,' the artist shares the Anishinaabe origin story of how Creator told humans and wolves their fates were forever intertwined
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Anatomy Of A Wake-Up Call

May 9, 2023

Spruance, conservative angler turned advocate for saving wildness
After witnessing the impact of Vail on nature, Tom Spruance, conservative businessman, felt compelled to rise up in defense of Greater Yellowstone. He says others should, too
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