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The wolf seen the previous day was back on the same ridge near the Mule Deer kill. This wolf is in the Junction Butte pack's territory but is not a member of that pack.
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Am posting this pic in spite of the quality. This is a digiscope of the Rescue Creek pack, from over a mile away. What's different about this digiscope is that the camera attached to the spotting scope provides a wi-fi connection to nearby mobile phones (like mine) allowing others to see what the scope sees and to take stills and videos.
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Gimme a must see places list for someone going for 10-14 days in an RV(?).
 

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The general area.
If you're going in late Spring, after all the roads are open, or Summer, you'll probably want to see the usual tourist sites like Old Faithful, Mammoth Springs, the Geyser basin. For wildlife Lamar Valley (good area for wolves) and Hayden Valley. Or just drive the main roads and look for cars stopped on the road. I've heard Mountain Goats frequent the area around Mt. Washburn. Black bears: any road, anywhere. Grizzly: I've seen them in Hayden Valley and one on the road to Mt. Washburn. I've heard they can also be seen in Lamar and around Blacktail Pond (it's on Google Maps).

If you go to Lamar Valley, take the road on up to Cooke City. Very scenic.

Go out the south entrance to the Tetons, Jackson Hole and the National Elk Refuge.

Take the north entrance towards Gardiner and you're likely to see Elk, Pronghorn and possibly Bighorn
 

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Good time to see griz is first couple of weeks in June when the elk calves drop. Set up with a scope during that time in Lamar or Hayden Valley and you'll be sure to find them making grid patterns through the sagebrush. Elk calves are born with minimal scent so the grid pattern works best for finding them. Once they do find an elk calf, they lay down on it and start eating while the mother stands by and watches helplessly. It's incredibly brutal but awesome to watch play out.
 

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Good time to see griz is first couple of weeks in June when the elk calves drop. Set up with a scope during that time in Lamar or Hayden Valley and you'll be sure to find them making grid patterns through the sagebrush. Elk calves are born with minimal scent so the grid pattern works best for finding them. Once they do find an elk calf, they lay down on it and start eating while the mother stands by and watches helplessly. It's incredibly brutal but awesome to watch play out.
Our guide said that another good spot is the Blacktail Ponds. Bison tend to wander into some of the pools, get stuck and die. The Grizzlies come along and pull the Bison out.

Here's a pic from August 2017 of a Grizzly working on a carcass in Hayden Valley.
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