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Yellowstone Dumps Massacre Leader's Name

Gustavus Doane of Mount Doane boasted of slaughtering Native Americans, including children

(Newser) - The name of a man who led a massacre of at least 173 Native Americans, including women and children suffering from smallpox, has been scrubbed from a peak in Yellowstone National Park. The 10,551-foot Mount Doane was named for Army officer and explorer Gustavus Doane, who ordered the 1870...

Yellowstone Closes After Flooding Washes Out Roads

Gates to park are shut through Wednesday, at least

(Newser) - Massive floodwaters ravaged Yellowstone National Park and nearby communities Monday, washing out roads and bridges, cutting off electricity, and forcing visitors to evacuate parts of the iconic park at the height of summer tourist season. All entrances to Yellowstone were closed due to the deluge, caused by heavy rains and...

She Got Within 10 Feet of Yellowstone Bison, With Horrifying End

Ohio woman gored and tossed Monday has died of her injuries

(Newser) - A woman got far too close to a Yellowstone bison this week. "Consequently, the bison gored the woman and tossed her 10 feet into the air," park officials say in a release . The unnamed 25-year-old woman from Grove City, Ohio, died of her injuries, said to include a...

Yellowstone Ranger: I&#39;ve Seen Forrest Fenn&#39;s Treasure Spot
Yellowstone Ranger: I've Seen
Forrest Fenn's Treasure Spot
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Yellowstone Ranger: I've Seen Forrest Fenn's Treasure Spot

Exact location could be revealed through lawsuit proceedings

(Newser) - At least two living people know where the late Forrest Fenn hid his treasure: the man who found it and the chief ranger of Yellowstone National Park. Ranger Sarah Davis has admitted that Fenn and Jack Stuef , the 30-something medical student who found Fenn's treasure in the summer of...

Yellowstone Offers Passes That Become Valid in 2172

In the meantime, the $1.5K donation will support park projects

(Newser) - As Yellowstone National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary year, the park's fundraising arm is seeking $1,500 donations in exchange for an annual entry pass that can be used by carloads of the donor's descendants to visit the park in 150 years. Yellowstone Forever will use the money...

'Extraordinary Number' of Yellowstone Wolves Killed

20 roamed from the park in recent months and were shot

(Newser) - Twenty of Yellowstone National Park's renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months—the most killed by hunting in a single season since the predators were reintroduced to the region more than 25 years ago, according to park officials. Fifteen wolves were...

Fenn Treasure Hunter Must Pay for His Rescue

Appeals court pans Mark Lantis' ill-advised 2018 hunt in Yellowstone

(Newser) - A man who went in search of Forrest Fenn's famous treasure not only failed to find it but will now have to pay nearly $3,000—the cost of his airlift out of Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming's Mark Lantis—one of thousands enthralled by Fenn's hidden chest,...

Woman Charged by Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone Is Charged Again
Woman Charged by Grizzly
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Woman Charged by Grizzly in Yellowstone Gets Jail

Samantha Dehring could have been mauled, prosecutor says

(Newser) - Update: An Illinois tourist spotted taking photos of a grizzly bear and her cubs pleaded guilty to willfully being within 100 yards of wildlife and will spend four days in jail. She's also barred from Yellowstone National Park for a year. Samantha Dehring told the court she regrets putting...

Woman Rushes After Dog Into Yellowstone Hot Spring

She suffered serious burns in incident that happened Monday at the national park

(Newser) - Trying to save your dog from a bad situation is noble—but, in the case of one 20-year-old woman, foolish. CNN reports the Washington state woman suffered significant thermal burns after attempting to rescue her dog from a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park on Monday. The woman and her...

Former Navy SEAL Is Missing in Yellowstone

Conservationist Kim Crumbo's half brother was found dead Monday

(Newser) - Kim Crumbo is not short on survival skills—the 74-year-old Utah resident is a former Navy SEAL who spent two decades working as a National Park Service ranger after leaving the military—but he has been missing in Yellowstone National Park for days, and family members are very worried. The...

Wyoming Says It's Time to Lift Grizzly Bear Protections

State is applying to have species delisted in Yellowstone region

(Newser) - Wyoming is taking another shot at bringing back the grizzly bear hunt. Gov. Mark Gordon, calling it a "wonderful day of celebration, not only for the grizzly bear but for Wyoming," announced Thursday that the state will seek the lifting of federal protections for the bears in the...

Prosecutor in Yellowstone Case: Jail Is 'Better Than a Burn Unit'

Tourist sentenced to 7 days for walking on thermal feature

(Newser) - Leaving the boardwalk in Yellowstone National Park's thermal areas can get you killed—or, if you survive, fined and jailed. A 26-year-old Connecticut woman who walked directly on thermal features during a visit to the Wyoming park last month has been sentenced to a week in jail, plus $2,...

Grizzly Bear Found Decapitated, Declawed in Yellowstone River

The bears are protected and it's illegal to possess any part of them

(Newser) - Grizzly bear 394 had a long life. He was 25 when he washed up on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Montana, and thin from age at almost 600 pounds. He was tagged in Wyoming and relocated to Yellowstone National Park where he lived an uneventful life, the Billings ...

Hiker in Yellowstone Has a Bison 'Encounter'

30-year-old woman flown to Idaho hospital after being injured by bison

(Newser) - A 30-year-old Michigan woman on a weekend hike in Yellowstone National Park ended up in the hospital after an unexpected "encounter." Park spokeswoman Linda Veress says in an email to Jackson Hole News that the Ann Arbor resident was hiking on Sunday afternoon with a partner along the...

Fight Emerges Over Grizzly Living Near Wyoming Road

USFWS is trying to scare it and its cubs off, and the plan has many critics

(Newser) - The US Fish and Wildlife Service is asking people to avoid the Togwotee Pass area in Wyoming for the remainder of the month so that it can "conduct targeted hazing operations on grizzly bear 863." USA Today reports the bear, known by locals as "Felicia," and...

He Teed Off in Yellowstone, Park Service Isn't Laughing

Comedian Jake Adams faces jail time, fines over stunt

(Newser) - A comedian named Jake Adams recently finished an epic road trip in which he whacked a golf ball in every state over the course of 30 days. The problem? In Wyoming, he hit a few shots in none other than Yellowstone National Park, and park officials are none too pleased....

Yellowstone Guide's Death First by a Grizzly Since 2018

Charles "Carl" Mock reportedly suffered stroke days after mauling

(Newser) - A Montana backcountry guide has died days after he was mauled by large grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park, becoming the first person killed by a grizzly in the region since 2018. Charles "Carl" Mock of the park gateway community of West Yellowstone was fishing alone along the Madison...

This Is How to Right the Wrongs Done to Native Americans

David Treuer makes the case that our National Parks should be given to them

(Newser) - David Treuer's piece for the Atlantic is peppered with so many bold lines it's hard to whittle down which to share. But this is a strong one: "The American West began with war but concluded with parks." In his lengthy piece, Treuer, himself a Native American...

Yellowstone Region's Oldest Grizzly Was Euthanized

Bear 168 preyed on calves

(Newser) - A 34-year-old grizzly bear that was captured in Wyoming last summer and later euthanized has been confirmed as the oldest on record in the Yellowstone region, the AP reports. “He was born in 1986,” Dan Thompson, a Wyoming Game and Fish biologist tells the Jackson Hole News &...

Man's 'Quest for Discovery' in National Park Isn't Ending Well

Rodrick Dow Craythorn pleads guilty to digging up Yellowstone cemetery for Forrest Fenn prize

(Newser) - A man accused of digging up a Yellowstone National Park cemetery in his search for a famous buried treasure has admitted to his crimes. The New York Times reports that, nearly four months after he was indicted by a federal grand jury, 52-year-old Rodrick Dow Craythorn of Utah entered a...

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