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Men sentenced for illegal mountain lion hunt; Hunting is prohibited in Yellowstone National Park

Three men who violated the Lacey Act in Yellowstone National Park (an act that prohibits hunting in the park) have been sentenced in federal court. The men, from Livingston, Montana, were charged with illegally hunting a male mountain lion in the northern section of the park, north of the Yellowstone River, December 12, 2018. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19015.htm
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Posted: May 8, 2019, 11:13 am

Weather-permitting, South Entrance & select roads open Friday, May 10

Weather-permitting, South Entrance & select roads open Friday, May 10. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/weather-permitting-yellowstone-s-south-entrance-select-roads-open-friday-may-10-2019.htm
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Posted: May 8, 2019, 10:01 am

Biologists set to begin grizzly bear captures for research purposes in Yellowstone National Park; Public reminded to heed warning signs

As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Yellowstone National Park and the USGS would like to inform the public that biologists with the National Park Service and Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) will be conducting scientific grizzly bear research operations in Yellowstone National Park from May 13 through July 31. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/biologists-set-to-begin-grizzly-bear-captures-for-research-purposes-in-yellowstone-national-park-public-reminded-to-heed-warning-signs.htm
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Posted: May 6, 2019, 11:13 am

Weather-permitting, East Entrance and select roads in Yellowstone open Friday, May 3

Weather-permitting, East Entrance and select roads in Yellowstone open Friday, May 3 https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/weather-permitting-east-entrance-and-select-roads-in-yellowstone-open-friday-may-3-2019.htm
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Posted: May 1, 2019, 11:34 am

Yellowstone reminds boaters/anglers to clean, drain, and dry Temporary ban on watercraft with sealed internal water ballast tanks

Yellowstone National Park encourages the public to get ready for boating and fishing season, which begins on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Boaters and anglers should clean, drain, and dry all equipment prior to arriving in the park to minimize the risk of introducing aquatic invasive species (AIS) into Yellowstone’s waters. New this year, there will be a temporary ban of watercraft equipped with sealed internal ballast tanks on all park waters. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19014.htm
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Posted: April 29, 2019, 2:48 pm

Yellowstone invites anglers to 2019 annual spring meetings

Yellowstone National Park staff will travel to nearby communities to talk with anglers and other interested individuals about ongoing efforts to restore native fish species, the threat of aquatic invasive species, and the park’s fishing regulations. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19013.htm
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Posted: April 22, 2019, 10:25 am

Yellowstone celebrates Earth Day 2019 in Gardiner, Montana

On Saturday, April 20, community partners, Yellowstone National Park, and concessioners, will observe Earth Day in Gardiner, Montana. All events are free to the public. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19012.htm
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Posted: April 18, 2019, 3:35 pm

Select Yellowstone roads and services open April 19

Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2019, select roads and services in Yellowstone National Park will open for the season, weather permitting. To celebrate National Park Week, entrance fees will be waived on Saturday, April 20, 2019. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19011.htm
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Posted: April 16, 2019, 2:52 pm

Golden eagle dies from lead poisoning Yellowstone’s first golden eagle marked with a transmitter

A golden eagle was found dead on December 6, 2018, near Phantom Lake in the northern section of Yellowstone National Park. A recent lab necropsy indicated the cause of death was lead poisoning. Levels found in the golden eagle were extremely high and well over lethal toxicity. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19010.htm
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Posted: April 15, 2019, 10:38 am

2019 late winter survey of northern Yellowstone elk

Elk numbers in Yellowstone National Park’s northern herd are fewer compared to last year, however the population remains above the 10-year average and other recent counts. Low calf survival will likely impact the population over the next two years, according to a population survey conducted last month. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/2019-late-winter-survey-of-northern-yellowstone-elk.htm
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Posted: April 4, 2019, 4:09 pm