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Trumpeter swan cygnets released at Yellowstone

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park may be well-known for its role in rebuilding populations of large mammals like grizzly bears, wolves and bison, yet trumpeter swans have a similar story of dogged recovery that is not as well known. “They were reduced to only a few ...

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Atkinson Mills Sportsmen’s Club ¯ Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The club is located at 55 Sportsmen Club Lane, McVeytown; email atkinsonmillssportsmensclub@gmail.com; online at http://atkinsonmills-sportsmensclub.weebly.com Blue Rock Sportsman ...

Artist hikes length of Vermont, while painting along the way

MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — After hiking over 200 miles (320 kilometers) on the country’s oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles (5 kilometers) to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break. He kept dry with his foul weather gear as he walked down the trail ...

Woman hikes Continental Divide Trail in 5 months

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Sarah “Princess” Williams can count the number of showers she’s taken since April on her fingers, toes and two trekking poles. “In Missoula I took two,” she recalled fondly while walking down Camas Road on the edge of Glacier National Park in late ...

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Atkinson Mills Sportsmen’s Club ¯ Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The club is located at 55 Sportsmen Club Lane, McVeytown; email atkinsonmillssportsmensclub@gmail.com; online at http://atkinsonmills-sportsmensclub.weebly.com Blue Rock Sportsman ...

Teton goat hunting is physically challenging

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — “Mountaineering with a rifle” is how Taylor Glenn summed up his first few hours of pursuing mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park. The morning of Sept. 23, Glenn was soft-spoken and bummed out, having just descended a steep scree slope below Symmetry Spire ...

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Atkinson Mills Sportsmen’s Club ¯ Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The club is located at 55 Sportsmen Club Lane, McVeytown; email atkinsonmillssportsmensclub@gmail.com; online at http://atkinsonmills-sportsmensclub.weebly.com Blue Rock Sportsman ...

Rare cutthroat trout saved from Colorado fire released

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — While firefighting crews were in the throes of battling the 416 Fire as it rapidly spread through the San Juan National Forest north of Durango in June 2018, an unlikely rescue mission was being hatched. Jim White, an aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, ...

‘Renegade’ trails are costly for visitors

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — “Renegade” trails seeming to spring up overnight and the mountain bikers wiping out on their twists and turns prove a strange — and growing — problem for local firefighters. Steve Apostal is used to cutting through brush and hiking ridges with only a set ...

Bears in backyards are becoming more and more common across Lehigh Valley

EASTON (AP) — The bear first left a friendly warning. One morning in mid-May, it knocked over the garbage cans in Gary Ramunni’s driveway in rural Williams Township, dragging trash bags all the way to the woods. Two weeks later, it did it again. “We knew, that’s not raccoons,” ...