Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Sunday, October 02, 2016
WY Highway Patrol Major Investigated Over Yellowstone Bison Photo
The third highest ranking Wyoming Highway Patrol official is under investigation for an improper photo involving him and a bison in Yellowstone National Park.
According to the Casper Star Tribune, Highway Patrol Major Keith Groeneweg posted a photo of himself to Facebook, depicting him sneaking up on a resting bison bull. You can see the photo above.
Groeneweg’s caption reads: “Yellowstone signs everywhere: ‘Stay 100 yards from animals. They can be dangerous.’ Keith’s translation: ‘Time to sneak up and hug a buffalo!#YNP #ILoveWyoming.”
Visitors are required to stay at least 25 yards away from bison and other ungulates, as they are very territorial and have been known to charge and gore tourists. Groeneweg told the Tribune the photo was staged; in actuality, he was more than 25 yards away...more