Tribes ask legislators to give bison more room to roam

The bison capture facility is located just north of Gardiner, Mont, outside of Yellowstone National Park. The park won’t delay trapping the animals this winter for shipment of some animals to slaughter. Brett French / Billings Gazette

Northwest tribal representatives urged a small group of Montana legislators on Wednesday to allow bison more room to roam outside of Yellowstone National Park.

The future of Tex Creek

Tex Creek can rebound with time, but restoration is a gamble that can be hard to win. Terry Thomas

With regard to the fire at Tex Creek Wildlife Mangement Area, the real question on peoples’ minds right now is can Tex Creek ever rise from the ashes or will it become a new and lesser place for wildlife and recreation for the foreseeable future?

Annual hike goes for easy downhill ride

From left, Tanner and Nicole Pursley, Jerry Painter, Geoff Nielson and Luke Ramseth hike along the Teton Crest Trail from South Darby Canyon on the west side of the range to the Jackson Hole Ski Resort Aerial Tram on the east side of the range Saturday. The hike was about 15 miles long. Also on the hike was Jeanne and Joe Groberg.

This year’s up-and-over hike in the Tetons came with a real deadline.

A walk in the White Clouds

Luke Ramseth found this simple summit registry at the top of Castle Peak. Luke Ramseth / Post Register

Chamberlain Basin boasts some of the most striking views in the White Cloud Range, and it’s a hike that’s doable for most people of reasonable fitness.

Taking on the LOTOJA challenge

A group of racers begin their first leg of the Logan-to-Jackson bicycle race early Saturday morning. The chilly morning air saw most wearing extra layers for the first leg from Logan, Utah to Preston. About 1,800 riders joined the 206-mile race.

During Saturday’s Logan-to-Jackson bicycle race I kept getting in trouble with the girls.

The charred remains of Tex Creek

The fire at Tex Creek blackened thousands of acres, including most of the lower-elevation sagebrush-steppe so important to wildlife. But all was not lost, and Tex Creek is still there. Terry Thomas

Sitting in front of my campfire, I stared into the flames and reflected on how taming fire changed the world for the human race. With the advent of fire, we could keep predators at bay, cook and preserve food, warm our shelters and our souls.

Fish and Game shows what it takes to preserve sturgeon

The white sturgeon is Idaho’s largest fish, reaching up to 15 feet in length. To show the public what goes into maintaining the species while allowing for fishing opportunities, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is producing seven blog posts profiling the different steps in preserving the ancient population. Courtesy Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Lurking in the Snake River is a remnant of long ago, when giants ruled the world.

Deer, elk hunters should expect another success-filled year

Idaho’s elk harvest could top 25,000 this year, which has only happened three times in the past 40 years. Roger Phillips/Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Idaho’s fall hunting season is likely to be outstanding. Coming on the heels of an all-time record white-tailed deer harvest in 2015 and the highest harvests in more than a decade for mule deer and elk, hunting this fall should be similar to last year.

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