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Is Greater Yellowstone Really Ready To Confront Its Future?

November 22, 2017 // Public Lands, Ranching, The New West

Photo courtesy Trust for Public Land
From concerns about population growth and climate change to wildlife diseases and rising levels of recreation, FutureWest hosts a symposium focused on the future of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
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Chronic Wasting Disease Strikes Montana And Continues Its March On Yellowstone

November 16, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Wildlife, Yellowstone

elk graph
Part 3 in Mountain Journal's ongoing series on Chronic Wasting Disease. With ultra-deadly CWD now in Montana wildlife for first time, critics say public officials are demonstrating irresponsibility by having no coordinated plan for confronting the disease
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Why Don't We Shoot Bald Eagles For Sport And Fun?

November 7, 2017 // Endangered Species, Grizzly Bears, Hunting, The New West

Is the main reason we recover species to shoot them and sell hunting tags?
Some Argue The Reason We Remove Animals From Federal Protection Is To Hunt Them. Are They Right?
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A Sportsman's Moment of Truth: The Head of Trout Unlimited Weighs In

November 5, 2017

Trout Unlimited's Chris Wood
TU's President and CEO Chris Wood talks Zinke, Pruitt, Climate Change, Pebble Mine and lake trout in Yellowstone
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When An Off-Duty Game Warden Kills A Grizzly

November 1, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting, The New West

A sow grizzly in Wyoing with three cubs. (Thomas D. Mangelsen photo)
After a mother grizzly with three cubs is shot in Wyoming, critics wonder why the person, who invoked self-defense, didn't use bear spray?

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Chasing Summits And Running Toward The Sun

October 31, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The path into wild can lead us to ourselves and, in turn, knowing who we are helps us to better appreciate wild places, Timothy Tate says.
One week after Timothy Tate wrote provocatively about tragedy in the mountains, the MoJo columnist pens another on humility—and the ethic of using, but not using up, the places that personally inspire 
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To Live Or Die In Bear Country: Counting The Seconds In Your Grizzly Moment Of Truth

October 29, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

When seconds matter, are you ready?
Mountain Journal Takes A Deep Dive Into Grizzly Attacks, Bear Spray, And What You Need To Know.  
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Lessons From A Hunter Twice Attacked By A Grizzly Bear

October 26, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

The surival of grizzlies in Greater Yellowstone depends more on the behavior of bears rather than people. Photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen (mangelsen.com)
Todd Orr's misadventure with a sow grizzly offers insight for anyone—hunter or hiker—heading into bear country. Biggest take home: bear spray works
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Lessons Learned From A Hunter Attacked Twice By A Grizzly Bear

October 26, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting, Wildlife

The Incident Involving Todd Orr In The Madison Mountains Offers Insights For Those Chasing Big Game And Adventure In Bear Country
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Tory Taylor's Search For The Elusive Sheepeaters

October 25, 2017 // Book Review, Culture, The New West

William Henry Jackson's famous photograph of the Sheepeaters
In His New Book, The Retired Outfitter/Guide From Dubois, Wyoming Picks Up The Trail Of Greater Yellowstone's Oldest And Most Mysterious Mountain Inhabitants
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America's National Elk Refuge: A ‘Miasmic Zone Of Life-Threatening Diseases'

October 17, 2017 // Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

Will the National Elk Refuge become ground zero for catastrophic disease? Photo courtesy National Elk Refuge
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is known internationally for its wildlife. With the arrival of Chronic Wasting Disease looming, the epicenter of a deadly outbreak would be western Wyoming and the home to America's "national elk herd". Part 2 in Mountain Journal's series looking at the coming wildlife plague.
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Will "Stay Wild" Help Build An Army Of Committed Landscape Protectors?

October 10, 2017

Still images taken from  Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board's YouTube video "Jackson Hole Winter 2017-18 : Stay Wild".
As public lands cope with an onset of industrial-strength outdoor recreation, promotors of a new ad campaign in Jackson Hole claim their ultimate intent is to grow conservation
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George Carlson's Perpetual State Of Wonder

October 9, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, MoJo Profile

"Sentinel Bluffs" by George Carlson
George Carlson is considered one of the best contemporary nature painters in the world. Mountain Journal visited the American master at his studio and took a deep dive into his reverence for wild landscapes
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Greater Yellowstone's Coming Plague

October 8, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

Thomas Mangelsen's photograph "Winter Herd" portraying thousands of elk on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Mountain Journal's special multi-part series on Chronic Wasting Disease and the potential dangers it poses to Greater Yellowstone's unparalleled wildlife and the specter of risk to human health. Part 1: Greater Yellowstone's Coming Plague
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