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Welcome to our new wildlife blog hosted by Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris! The purpose of our blog is to educate, entertain and include you in the amazing wildlife encounters we have on a daily basis. We will be sharing where the animals are, why they are there and how you can go out and find them on your own. As a wildlife guide and photographer I have had the amazing opportunity to spend a large amount of time seeking out the area’s abundant flora and fauna. I would like to share that knowledge and experience with you on our blog.

Stay tuned for fresh photography, up to date wildlife observations and short articles about current events in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. In fact let’s start right now. According to Teton National Park biologists there are over 65 wolves in 6 packs whose territories extend into Jackson Hole this winter. That is an incredible number of wolves that demonstrates how effective the reintroduction of wolves have been. Despite falling populations inside Yellowstone over the last few years due to disease and inter-pack conflict, the wolf population in Jackson Hole is definitely on the rise. Consequently, wolf sightings are on the rise too!

So far this season we have been seeing wolves on just over half our safaris. If you’re out and about keep your eyes peeled on the north end of the National Elk refuge and north of the Gros Ventre River on antelope flats. We are hearing rumors of a super pack of up to 17 animals with both black and grey colored members but so far we are only seeing 2-4 at a time with two black and two grey. Don’t confuse the dozens of coyotes running around for wolves. They can be tricky to tell apart, especially at a distance.

Happy wildlife viewing! Please feel free to send us your wildlife sightings and questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jason


6 Comments

  1. Stacey C

    Great photos and impressive website! Can’t wait to come to JH and take a wildlife safari with your company!

  2. Hi Jason,
    Great website! I am excited to read your blog…I’ll keep you posted on any interesting wildlife activity I observe, particuarly when the interior is closed in the spring!

    • Arlene

      Any idea where to stay (hotel, cabins etc.) that might have an opportunity for wildlife sightings. We’re thinking about going in September.

      Thanx!

      • I would recommend spending part of your trip based in Jackson Wy and the other on the NE side of Yellowstone staying in Silvergate Mt. – I like the pine edge cabins up there. In Jackson there are plenty of choices from affordable and basic to pretty fancy.

  3. Christine Carlos

    Have just arrived in Teton/Yellowstone area June 15/2011 and am hoping to maximize chances of observing wildlife and learning about them. Your website and blog was a great find and I would appreciate receiving any info that might help me in my explorations of this magnificent country. Chris from Nevada-first time visitor.

  4. Warren Muir

    Jason: First, Debi & I thoroughly enjoyed your tour guiding on the morning of 7/7/13. Your insight into the JH eco system and geological history was most interesting. Many thanks.
    We toured Yellowstone on 7/8 & 7/9 and had several sightings of note: 2 @ Elk Creek headed East from Tower Roosevelt towards NE entrance at 5PM; a black bear on left side of road in a grassy area and then out of sight into some pines and a grizzly cub on right side climbing a steep bank and fallen logs. Returning we spotted a black/brownish bear at 530PM in open field on right at Black Tail Deer Creek area. A bit later on left, near ponds between Mammoth and N. entrance we observed many elk grazing. The next day around 7AM going through town of Mammoth there were elk all over the place in the town green areas and even some casually crossing the town streets. Later near Dunraven Pass several bison were lumbering non-chalantly down the main road in a southerly direction. Other instances too numerous to mention. The next day around noon in the town of Jackson headed SW on Broadway numerous elk or mule deer (some in rut showing their velvet) were grazing on the hillside approx. 1 block on right before the Sidewinder. Awesome 4 days!

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