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by billandkaren
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Thoughts/reflections on Texas parks?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Thoughts/reflections on Texas parks?

We lived in Texas for 4 years before moving to Colorado 3 years ago. I never made it to Big Bend although I did travel to some of the wildlife refuges further east along the border of Mexico. However, my son went to Big Bend on a school biology trip. There are some neat things to see in terms of des...
by billandkaren
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: The stupidity is now dangerous
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: The stupidity is now dangerous

Yeah. It's amazing we don't have more tragedies with the way people act. I guess when you consider that millions of people visit the parks, most act responsibly. But we have seen quite a number who are either stupid or just don't care. A couple years ago we were stuck in a bear jam around Tower wher...
by billandkaren
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: Breaking News.... NO GRIZZLY HUNT! Grizzly Bears Protected again....
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Breaking News.... NO GRIZZLY HUNT! Grizzly Bears Protected again....

It seems our victory in stopping the the grizzly hunt may be short-lived. Apparently congress has acted quickly to allow more indiscretionary hunting of wolves (in an immature tit-for-tat response) and seeks to make changes to weaken the endangered species act itself. Like congress has nothing bette...
by billandkaren
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: Grizzly delisting faces big hurdles
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Grizzly delisting faces big hurdles

Thanks for the updates. Good reading.

Bill
by billandkaren
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: Another Reason not to Hunt Grizzlies?
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Another Reason not to Hunt Grizzlies?

I'd say that's a reasonable question to ask. And to go even a bit farther, are they intelligent enough to be cognizant of when and where they need to be afraid of humans? IOW, are they smart enough to learn that when they are in YNP, humans are not a threat, but when they stray outside the park, hu...
by billandkaren
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: Another Reason not to Hunt Grizzlies?
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Another Reason not to Hunt Grizzlies?

I believe there may be another consequence of hunting grizzlies that no one has mentioned, at least in the articles I have read on the subject. Bears, and particularly grizzlies are very intelligent animals. They have "learned" over the past 44 years that humans in general are not a threat, especial...
by billandkaren
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Spring 2018 Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Spring 2018 Photos

Beautiful shots. Way to cheer up the dog days of August ;)

Bill
by billandkaren
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

We appreciate the heads up regarding the Bacon Rind fire. We were unaware of it as we had to cut our stay at our Idaho place short this summer. The link will be a big help to us to keep informed. We hiked the Bacon Rind trail in June and really enjoyed the beauty along with seeing a huge grizzly tra...
by billandkaren
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

Thanks, Yellvet, for your response. It helps me to know that my reaction was not way off. I have read accounts of the bear attacks you referred to and have a healthy respect for the bears. We always carry bear spray and try to follow proper protocol when we are hiking in bear country. I wondered if ...
by billandkaren
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Late August-early Sept. trip -- things to know?
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Re: Late August-early Sept. trip -- things to know?

I was there Labor Day weekend last year and we were treated to a grizzly bear confrontation in Hayden over a carcass. We also saw several black bears up along Dunraven. One scrambled up a pine tree to eat the pine cones. The bison rut was pretty much done. The park was crowded but not as bad as in l...