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Tuesday - April 17, 2012

With the early spring thaw, the National Elk Refuge has stopped the supplemental feeding of the elk on March 28th. Without the food enticing the animals to stay there, bison and elk have started heading back toward the Grand Teton National Park. It is a normal seasonal thing with the animals usually moving during the worst visibility times of the day; dawn and dusk.

Friday - February 3, 2012

The National Elk Refuge located near Jackson, Wyoming is currently the winter home to over 6,000 elk and around 600 bison. The animals migrated later this season because of the late spring run off, and they were able to forage for food longer.

Saturday - December 17, 2011

There is a lot of activity going on at Elk Island National Park in Alberta. Bison are being branded after going through some medical testing, and receiving vaccinations, before their long journey to a home they've never known, but that their ancestors came from.

Monday - October 31, 2011

Saturday was a busy day on Antelope Island in Utah, about 200 cowboys and cowgirls saddled up and herded the island's bison. The bison were herded into corrals on the north end of the island, as part of the annual round-up. The bison will be inspected by veterinarians to determine herd health and will receive vaccinations.

Monday - August 8, 2011

The Wounded Warrior Project is helping retired Army Sgt. Eric Edmundson fulfill his life dreams. Dreams that were put on hold after being injured in Iraq. Sgt. Edmundson suffered a traumatic and anoxic brain injury. His family, especially wife and father Ed, have been by his side helping him recover from the moment he came home. He has made amazing strides and now this fall with Ed by his side he is going on an amazing hunt through the United States.

Friday - June 10, 2011

Arizona's Game and Fish Department are urging hunters to keep in mind the impact of the wildfires when buying their permits this year. There are no refunds, or rain checks once a permit is bought. There are two wildfires burning right now in Arizona, and the full impact will not be known until later.

Monday - June 6, 2011

Wildlife activists are protesting a plan to kill an undetermined number of bison from Yellowstone National Park after scientists conduct a birth-control experiment on the animals with an EPA-registered pesticide with the goal of lessening the prevalence of brucellosis in the herd. Brucellosis is common among bison. It is the reason for hazing the bison back into Yellowstone every spring. Brucellosis is costly for ranchers who's cattle come in contact with the disease since it causes aborting of fetuses.

Saturday - June 4, 2011

If you've ever driven on I-70, through Genesee in Colorado, chances are you have seen the bison herd that can be on the north or south side of the interstate. Folks that drive that route, look for them every time they pass through.

The workers at the park have been trying to increase the herd size.  This spring they welcomed two dozen new calves, with more to come. There were 33 bison in the herd, and every spring 19 to 20 calves are added, but this year they are expecting a little more to increase the herd.

Thursday - May 19, 2011

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies, is taking Montana state and federal officials to court over the use of helicopters to move bison in Yellowstone National Park. They claim that the use of helicopters harasses the grizzly bears in the area. They have video of a grizzly running in terror from one of the low flying copters.

Saturday - November 6, 2010

Over the last few months there has been a photo of a badly injured buffalo running from a brown bear down a street circulating around by email, websites, and social networks. Like other "viral" photos there seemed to be more than a few explanations of what happened before and after the photo. Finally we can get the correct story, KRTV.com has an article running about Alex Wypyszinski the photograph behind the shot.

The sight of such an injured bison alone is rare, but what Wypyszinski saw next was once in a lifetime.