Grizzly mauls Lander, WY man in Grand Teton NP

He is in good condition. He came upon a sow and her three cubs feeding on an elk carcass near Jackson Lake Lodge.

The bear and her large cubs (they’re yearlings) have been seen a lot this spring to the delight of most people.

Story in the Jackson Hole News and Guide. Grizzly bear attacks visitor in Grand Teton. By Cory Hatch

Update: photos of this bear, no. 399, and her cubs.

2nd Update. June 15, 2007. ‘I was in big trouble’: Grizzly mauls lodge guest on morning walk. By WHITNEY ROYSTER. Casper Star Tribune.

Update much later. This grizzly, no. 399F and her three cubs, remained a popular subject until she drove them off in the late spring of 2008.

Utah man sentenced for poaching Nevada bobcats

Utah man sentenced for poaching Nevada bobcats. The Ely (Nevada) Times.

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Relatively dry Yellowstone braces for fire season

It could be a bad fire season in Yellowstone Park (and, of course, outside it too). I would say especially in Idaho and Western Wyoming.

Relatively dry Yellowstone braces for fire season. By Brett French. Billings Gazette.

Update June 15, 2007. Fire potential in Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks worse than last year. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole News and Guide.
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Penalize mud-boggers who rip up the land

This is a guest opinion from Writers on the Range published inHeadwaters News. Penalize mud-boggers who rip up the land. By Mike Beagle.
June 13, 2007.

The essence of the argument is that because law enforcement is sporadic in the hinterlands, these increasingly and deliberately destructive people need to be dealt with harshly in order to put an end to this.

The writer’s perception is that they are generally young men who deliberately destroy the land and waters of the backcountry. My perception is that they usually get a bit drunk too.

Because they are often men who can barely afford their huge tricked up pickups, confiscation would probably be a huge deterrent.

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Boulders erected on the Caribou National Forest (SE Idaho) to prevent further mud-bogging. Photo by Ralph Maughan. May 2007