Field Notes

Welcome to the blog!

by adminFeb 2, 2011
A Herd Of Bison Relax In An Old Ranching Field In Grand Teton National Park

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.