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Mark Davis

For the first time, a Crow politician made the trip to witness the pipe ceremony during the tribe’s annual return to Foretop’s Father, the Crow name for Heart Mountain.

It’s been a wet year, with well above average snow and rain in the area. One benefit: The wildflowers are going nuts.

Lost in a national news cycle dominated by testimony from former FBI director James Comey, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke penned secretarial order 3353 — announcing the formation of an internal review team to evaluate both federal and state greater sage grouse conservation plans to “ensure they are complementary.”

Game and Fish studies best water temps for sauger

A team of Wyoming’s top fisheries biologists gathered in a makeshift laboratory on the banks of the Big Horn River with one goal on their minds: finding the best sauger in the state to participate in an experiment.

The fish weren’t willing participants.

Bear caught on Heart Mountain last week

A recent post on Facebook showed a picture of a “grizzly” that was hit by a car on U.S. Highway 310 near Warren, Montana, north of Frannie. The post stated, “[Too] many bears — watch out Big Horn Mountains!!”

Hidden in the hardscrabble margins near Heart Mountain and on Polecat Bench is a special bird: the long-billed curlew. And one man has dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of this threatened species.

From the banks of Yellowstone Lake, visitors snap selfies and landscapes in one of the most beautiful areas in the park, taking in the snow-covered peaks and wildlife-viewing thrill.

As Wyoming returns to gray wolf hunting, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is taking it slow.

“We’re intentionally being conservative,” said Ken Mills, wolf specialist for Game and Fish.

The bad news: If you’re waiting for the rivers to clear to begin fishing, you’ll probably be waiting until late July or early August, depending on the amount of rainfall between now and then.

The good news is the rest of the fishing forecast.

By the time Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk got to the podium on Monday, he had already had an earful about possible road closures affecting the East Gate.

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