Yellowstone National Park

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NPS: He Came, He Saw, He Kicked a Bison

Pair of tourists from Idaho Falls arrested after incident in Yellowstone

(Newser) - A visitor's encounter with a bison at Yellowstone National Park ended badly for both bison and man, though it looks like man ultimately got the short end of the stick. NBC News reports that a tourist from Idaho was arrested earlier this month after allegedly kicking one of the...

Pierce Brosnan Pleads Guilty to Offenses at Yellowstone

Actor receives fine after admitting he left a trail to enter a restricted area

(Newser) - Pierce Brosnan pleaded guilty Thursday to stepping off a trail in a thermal area during a November visit to Yellowstone National Park. The actor, who called in to the court hearing, was fined $500 and ordered to make a $1,000 donation to Yellowstone Forever—a nonprofit organization that supports...

It's Hard to Find a (Cheap) Home on the Range

At Yellowstone, a $40M gift looks to bring affordable housing to the park for staff

(Newser) - When Caroline Gold was accepted for her dream job working at Yellowstone National Park in 2021, she immediately informed her employer in Texas she was leaving. Then she started looking for housing in rural Montana near her new place of work. That's when she wondered, "Am I going...

Pierce Brosnan Pleads Not Guilty to Yellowstone Violations

'James Bond' actor is accused of stepping into restricted areas

(Newser) - Pierce Brosnan is claiming innocence after authorities claimed he ventured into restricted areas of Yellowstone. The actor has pleaded not guilty to two violations stemming from Nov. 1, the BBC reports. That's despite the fact that the 70-year-old actor who once played James Bond "appears to have forgotten...

Fatal Mauling Wasn't Grizzly's First Attack of a Human

Bear with a 'history of conflict with people' euthanized in Montana; her cub will go to zoo

(Newser) - A grizzly bear that killed a hiker near the town of West Yellowstone, Montana, in July and was also found to have injured a person in Idaho in 2020 has been euthanized after busting into a home. The 10-year-old female and her cub, still roaming near the Yellowstone National Park...

Yellowstone Visitor Burned, Charged, Banned

Authorities say he was under the influence when he went off-trail in thermal area

(Newser) - A Michigan man had an unforgettable experience at Yellowstone National Park this week, and not in a good way. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Jason Wicks was charged with two misdemeanors after he traveled off-trail in a thermal area Tuesday night and suffered a non-life-threatening injury. The US Attorney's Office...

After Bison Ruins Proposal Plans, Man Improvises

Asked his partner at the hospital instead, where she said yes

(Newser) - An Arizona woman who suffered fractured vertebrae and collapsed lungs after being gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park has said "yes" to her boyfriend's hospital proposal, the AP reports. Chris Whitehill said he planned to propose to Amber Harris during their vacation in the park this...

Officials: Grizzly Bear Killed Woman Near Yellowstone

Hiker found body on trail Saturday morning

(Newser) - A lone hiker was killed near Yellowstone National Park in what authorities believe was a grizzly bear attack, though they have been unable to locate the bear. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department said Monday that the woman's body was found by a hiker Saturday morning on the...

Yellowstone Bison Gores Woman
2nd Woman
Gored by Bison

2nd Woman Gored by Bison

This woman was visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park when she was charged

(Newser) - A second woman was gored by a bison inside of a week in one of America's national parks, reports the New York Times . In the incident on Saturday, a Minnesota woman was visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota when she was attacked by a bison on the...

Yellowstone Visitors Remove Baby Elk, Putting It at Risk

Rangers advise staying 25 yards at a minimum from most park wildlife

(Newser) - At first glance it seems like a heartwarming gesture: Outsider reports that Memorial Day weekend visitors to Yellowstone National Park put a newborn elk calf in their car and drove it to the West Yellowstone, Montana, Police Department. But it was actually a disturbing turn of events. This incident, which...

Man Punished After Bison Calf He Tried to Help Was Killed

Hawaii man pleaded guilty in Yellowstone incident

(Newser) - The man who tried to help a bison calf in Yellowstone, causing its herd to reject it and resulting in it ultimately being euthanized, pleaded guilty to a federal charge involving disturbing wildlife. The man, who was visiting the national park from Hawaii, was ordered to pay $1,000 to...

Hunter Could Get Jail Time Over Alleged IDing Error

Wyoming's Patrick Gogerty claims he mistook the protected grizzly for a black bear, shot it dead

(Newser) - A Wyoming man is facing up to a year in jail after allegedly killing a protected grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park. Patrick Gogerty of Cody claims he mistook the 530-pound male grizzly for a black bear, the largest of which generally weigh up to 700 pounds, per the AP...

Advocates Object to Mass Bison Hunt

Prompted by disease outbreak, culling of Yellowstone herd has killed 1.5K animals

(Newser) - A large-scale, sanctioned hunt of bison at Yellowstone National Park, prompted by an outbreak of disease among the herd, has culled a record number while meeting with more opposition than past efforts. More than 1,530 bison out of a herd of about 6,000 have been killed over four...

13 Yellowstone Bison Killed in Road Accident

Authorities say a semi struck the animals on a highway just outside the park

(Newser) - Thirteen bison from Yellowstone National Park were killed after being struck by a semi-truck, reports NBC Montana . The animals were apparently on or near a highway just outside the park—probably because of deep snow inside the park—when the truck hit them after dark on Wednesday, per the AP...

Owner of Foot Found in Yellowstone Hot Spring ID'd

Il Hun Ro of Los Angeles died in 'unwitnessed incident' at Abyss Pool in July

(Newser) - The partial foot found in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park in mid-August belonged to a 70-year-old man who is believed to have died weeks earlier. Il Hun Ro of Los Angeles was identified in the last three weeks using DNA analysis, park officials said Thursday, per Fox News...

There's an Investigation Into the Killing of Wolf 1233

'Intercept' looks at allegations a Yellowstone ranger improperly hunted a wolf

(Newser) - Hunters killed a record 25 Yellowstone wolves last season , a figure that represents one-fifth of the park's wolf population and is more than double the previous high of a decade ago. As a deep dive at the Intercept explains, newly relaxed rules on hunters instituted by Montana Gov. Greg...

Bison Attacks Family in Yellowstone Incident Caught on Video
Woman, 71, Gored
by Bison in Yellowstone

Woman, 71, Gored by Bison in Yellowstone

It's the second such attack this week in the park

(Newser) - Update: Another visitor to Yellowstone National Park has been gored by a bison. Park officials said a 71-year-old woman and her daughter inadvertently approached the bison Wednesday on their way back to their vehicle at a Yellowstone Lake trailhead. The woman, who is from West Chester, Pennsylvania, was taken to...

Yellowstone Reopening, but Visits Depend on License Plate
Yellowstone Suspending
License Plate Entry Rule

Yellowstone Suspending License Plate Entry Rule

Park will reopen northern loop ahead of big holiday weekend as it recovers from floods

(Newser) - Update: Yellowstone National Park is reopening its flood-damaged north loop at noon on Saturday, in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, park Superintendent Cam Sholly said Thursday. The loop is reopening nearly three weeks after massive flooding forced thousands to flee the park as water, rocks, and mud...

As Floods Devastate Yellowstone, Montana Governor Is AWOL

Greg Gianforte was on a 'long-scheduled personal trip'

(Newser) - Yellowstone and other areas in Montana have been devastated by recent floods , while the governor of the state has been conspicuously absent. Amid a slew of criticism, Gov. Greg Gianforte's office said he was returning home Thursday night from a "long-scheduled personal trip" out of the country, which...

Yellowstone: 'This Is a Thousand-Year Event'

Yellowstone to remain closed for a week after devastating floods

(Newser) - Following days of massive flooding and mudslides , Yellowstone National Park will remain closed to visitors for about a week—and part of the park is likely closed until late October or early November. Park officials called the days of heavy rain and melting snow "unprecedented," with the superintendent...

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