If you like seeing the little guys – bear cubs, wolf pups, bison calves – now’s the time to visit Yellowstone National Park. One of the big attractions has been a wolf den containing eight pups that is visible from the road to Slough Creek campground. Even though it’s almost a mile-and-a-half off the road, the pointy-eared pups could be seen coming out of their den late Thursday afternoon … if you have a spotting scope or can talk someone who does into taking a look. The big boys are also out. Last week I saw a large grizzly bear atop a carcass in a mud bog between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction in the park’s northern region. With the area greening up from all of the spring moisture and sunshine, it’s a great time to plan a trip to Yellowstone or any of your favorite outdoor places before the summer tourists arrive.
You can read my story and see more photos on The Billings Gazette website at http://bgz.tt/kwjkt
(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette)