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    The road linking West Thumb and Old Faithful is closed for the season—traffic should detour through West Thumb, Lake, and Canyon. The road from Mammoth to Norris is closed for two weeks—traffic should detour over Dunraven Pass. More »

Volunteer Angler Report Card - Please Complete and Return!

Each year since 1979, Yellowstone has asked anglers to keep records on fishing trips, including the stream or lake visited, time spent fishing, fish species caught, lengths of fish, and so forth. The long-term database this has created, enables park managers to better understand fisheries status and track changes in specific populations from year-to-year.

When purchasing a Yellowstone National Park fishing permit, you will be provided with a Volunteer Angler Report (VAR) card, along with a copy of the regulations. The card should be completed for each trip to a single stream or lake, and can be dropped off at a park Ranger Station or Visitor Center, or returned by mail (postage paid).

Keep in mind that the information you provide on each card should be only for one stream or lake-please don't mix information from multiple locations! Hopefully you will need additional VAR cards for trips to several streams or lakes over several days! Thank you for supporting our fisheries management program by returning these cards to park biologists!

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Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.