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Famous Grand Teton Grizzly Delays Hibernation

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — One of the best known grizzlies in Grand Teton National Park has postponed her hibernation by more than a month this winter.

Grizzly 399 and her two cubs were spotted Monday near Pilgrim Creek, possibly headed to her den

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Refuge And Grand Teton Elk hunt Down From 2010

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Abundant forage and fewer hunting permits resulted in a lower elk harvest on the National Elk Refuge and in Grand Teton National Park this fall.

Refuge managers estimate that hunters killed about 100 elk this year, compared with 242 animals last year

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Grand Teton Faces Busy Construction Year In 2012

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park is planning to complete several construction projects next year.

The projects include a pathway, a new administration building and employee housing

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Groups Back Legislation To Help Grand Teton Deal

Environmental groups say they support legislation being billed as way to help the federal government pay for a significant new addition to Grand Teton National Park.

Federal and state officials agreed last year that the Interior Department will pay $107 million for more than two square miles of Wyoming state land within the boundaries of Grand Teton

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Lummis Suggests, Sell Property To Buy Property

Wyoming's Congressional Representative has her eye on a number of federal properties around the country that she says could be sold to raise money for the purchase of property in Grand Teton National Park

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Hunter Cited For Killing Bison In Grand Teton Park

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A 48-year-old Idaho hunter is accused of illegally killing a bull bison in Grand Teton National Park.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide (http://bit.ly/vwgvSk ) reports that Danie

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Jackson Hole fire, July 2001, Jonathan Adams, Getty Images
Jackson Hole fire, July 2001, Jonathan Adams, Getty Images
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Rangers Rescue Two Hikers With Helicopter [AUDIO]

Officials at Grand Teton National Park say two people were evacuated by helicopter in separate incidents on Saturday.

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Grizzly Bear Study Team Leader Talks Radio Collaring [AUDIO]

Grand Teton National Park is currently adjusting how they monitor and enforce wildlife viewing policies for visitors, especially when it comes to grizzly bears. Some viewing areas are being closed and you can no longer view at close range from a sun roof, for example. The restrictions are being met with some grumbling. Certain Jackson Hole resident photographers say there is more to the safety story than just visitor/photographer behavior.

Wild life Photographer, Tom Mangelson, suggests other park and wildlife management practices like the radio collaring of bears, may need review as well.

Inter-agency Grizzly Bear Study Team Leader Chuck Schwartz talks with K2 Radio's Karen Snyder about that  practice as its used in the study of Grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem that includes Grand Teton National Park.

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Grand Teton National Park Defends Elk Reduction Program

A debate continues on the editorial page of the Jackson Hole News and Guide this week. It surrounds a number of issues effecting grizzly bears and certain Grand Teton National Park policies. Kicked off by wildlife photographers, it was featured here on K2 Radio last week in an interview with Jackson Hole Wildlife Photographer, Tom Mangelson. Mangelson takes issue with a number of park policies.  In this next part of a continuing series, K2 Radio's, Karen Snyder, speaks with Grand Teton's Senior Wildlife Specialist who explains the yearly elk reduction program in the park,  a program Mangelson says creates a safety risk for both humans and bears.

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Wildlife Photographers Pull Focus To GTNP Policies

The fining of a wildlife photographer for being too close to wildlife in Grand Teton National Park recently has fellow photographers crying foul.

Tom Mangelson is one such professional wildlife photographer accusing the park service of  harassment in their case against Tim Mayo, a Jackson resident. Mangelson, Mayo and others suggest the actions by the park come in retaliation to their outspoken criticism of certain park policies.

K2 Radio's, Karen Snyder, spoke with Mangelson who outlines two of the issues.

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