Gros Ventre wolf war is underway

Ken Mills, a Wyoming Game and Fish Department large carnivore biologist, inspects the carcass of 1037F, a three-year-old female wolf from the Togwotee pack that had likely been killed in a scuffle with the Slate Creek pack. “This is really dynamic stuff,” Mills said of recent changes in the Gros Ventre. “Wolves are acting kind of like Yellowstone wolves right now when they’re at a high density and stressed.” Ryan Dorgan / News & Guide

Save for trails of scurrying rodents and occasional deep depressions from moose, the snowbanks lining Gros Ventre Road were largely untouched as Ken Mills snowmobiled upriver.

No clear answer for Jackson Hole’s elk problem

Wyoming Game & Fish warden Jon Stephens glasses a group of elk on a hillside in Spring Gulch in early January. Stephens was making contact with hunters with permission to hunt on the private land and hoping to land a trophy bull. Bradly J. Boner / News & Guide

JACKSON, Wyo. — The calls to Game Warden Jon Stephens’ cellphone usually start up as April’s snowpack recedes and animals stream off the National Elk Refuge by the hundreds.

Officials evaluate controversial roadless areas

The forested mountains and high peaks of the Great Burn area of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest are among several wilderness areas that could be recomended for congressional wilderness designation.

As officials on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest evaluate dozens of roadless areas for possible recommendation as wilderness, Supervisor Cheryl Probert is hopeful the public may come up with some unique solutions to long-standing controversies.



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