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I don't post much here. I'm much more of a lurker, trying to get ideas for photo opportunities in upcoming trips. However, while Leeman was technically correct, I felt his answer lacked the "sharing of information" that this forum is supposed to be providing. So, let me at least try to help you in what you are looking for. Carcasses are rarely around for long. Even bison carcasses are devoured (or moved if near a road) fairly quickly. Your best opportunity is to hang out in the Lamar valley, talk to people who are either using spotting scopes or long camera lenses. They often have some of the more up to date information on where special things in the park are, like active carcasses. The Canyon visitor center may be able to provide some help, but you would need to check there on almost a daily basis.

While it is true that you can find carcasses with nothing more than luck while driving, improving your odds requires asking around. You can pretty quickly see who is into the dynamics of the park and who is not. If you come across a bear jam, take a minute to ask people. Who know, you might get lucky. Also, at jams, ask the rangers (if they are not too busy working the jam). They may have more up to date info.

Finally, you can search this forum for the word carcass. It is unlikely that a carcass will appear in a location where one was previously, but it may give you a general idea of where in the park you are most likely to find one by accident.

Finally, remember, that if you do come across a carcass, and there are no animals present, that does not mean it is safe to approach. Grizzlies are highly protective of their food source and while you may not see them, they will see you. If you are near a carcass, carry bear spray.

I do hope this helps you find what you are looking for.


Statistics: Posted by HannahsDad — Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:31 pm

Author: HannahsDad
Posted: August 30, 2014, 9:31 pm
Have a great weekend everyone!



Statistics: Posted by Dave — Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:38 am

Author: Dave
Posted: August 30, 2014, 6:38 pm
Those in the park right now probably don't like the rain, but it's good to see the park getting some moisture.

Statistics: Posted by lah — Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:15 am

Author: lah
Posted: August 30, 2014, 6:15 pm
samparks23 wrote:
wapiti wrote:Oh! That's right. There aren't any elk in Yellowstone.

Have you ever been to Yellowstone?

I have been to Yellowstone over 30 times in the last 50 years, almost exclusively during the fall. All I know is what my eyes tell me. Come on, Sam. You live in Wyoming. You know that the numbers are not what they were even 10 years ago, let alone 15-20. Give me a break!

Statistics: Posted by wapiti — Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:47 am

Author: wapiti
Posted: August 30, 2014, 3:47 pm
Good Variety JD! The music is nice. It may just be my old eyes, but I would like it a little slower. BarbR

Statistics: Posted by BarbR — Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:04 am

Author: BarbR
Posted: August 30, 2014, 3:04 pm
Time lapses, bears, scenics, and hikes...a compilation of video from our trip this May 2014. Mostly GoPro footage with some shots with a Canon Vixia HF R400 HD camcorder. This is my first video to put together- but I think it turned out pretty good! Enjoy! :lol:


Statistics: Posted by JDMoore — Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:30 am

Author: JDMoore
Posted: August 30, 2014, 2:30 pm
The Calcite curve was a popular place this spring!


Statistics: Posted by wguss — Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:07 am

Author: wguss
Posted: August 30, 2014, 2:07 pm
theay are where YOU find them. they are here to-day and gone tomorow. it a guessing game.

Statistics: Posted by leeman — Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:56 pm

Author: leeman
Posted: August 29, 2014, 11:56 pm
Just north of the lower Calcite curve in May:

Statistics: Posted by lah — Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:03 am

Author: lah
Posted: August 29, 2014, 6:03 pm
i'm heading to YS with my family on the 7-9 with some first timers' and my wife's 87 year old grandma and would love to show them some bears or wolves. so please keep the carcasses location coming sure would make it nice to know what part of the park to hang around so we could be on a carcasses for the evening feeding. any help sure would be great as this will more than likely be grandma last YS trip hopefully not but 87 is getting up there.
Thanks Jeff

Statistics: Posted by jeff338 — Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:55 pm

Author: jeff338
Posted: August 29, 2014, 3:55 am
He doesn't just look recovered - he looks robust, majestic and magnificent. Thanks, Mike!


Statistics: Posted by Katie — Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:39 am

Author: Katie
Posted: August 28, 2014, 3:39 pm
Have you already paid for your accomodations in West? Or have you paid a deposit? See if you can get your money back. Why not stay at Motel 6 in Jackson instead for the first part of your trip? I've stayed there. It's fine. There is also a Super 8 close to Motel 6.

Seems like the simplest thing to do is just change some reservations.

Statistics: Posted by deergal — Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:16 am

Author: deergal
Posted: August 27, 2014, 1:16 pm
Thank you!

Statistics: Posted by zackdog31 — Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:19 pm

Author: zackdog31
Posted: August 26, 2014, 8:19 pm
wapiti wrote:
Oh! That's right. There aren't any elk in Yellowstone.

Have you ever been to Yellowstone?

Statistics: Posted by samparks23 — Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:18 am

Author: samparks23
Posted: August 26, 2014, 6:18 pm
Come to PA for elk! ;)


Statistics: Posted by toddp — Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:58 am

Author: toddp
Posted: August 26, 2014, 3:58 pm

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