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  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
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  • Saturday, September 28, 2013

    And The Beat Goes On

    MORE POISONED FISH
    Visit For Free Today
    and, if the government shuts us down?
    COURTESY MOTHER JONES
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    .. Just a bit of news to interrupt your pleasure of chasing the runners from Hebgen Reservoir and the glutenous fish enjoying the dense baetid hatches in the neighborhood, especially on the Firehole River.
    .. Don't drink the water in Elk Creek until after September 30, 2013. See the fish kill news release HERE - 1.
    .. You may enter Yellowstone National Park today for free. The free pass is good for seven days and represents a $25 savings. Offered in celebration of National Public Lands Day. See the news release HERE - 2.
    .. Should partisan and ideological issues confabulate the appropriations process in Washington, D.C., there could be an early end to fishing this season in Yellowstone National Park.
    .. Our inside sources have provided us with a not too secret bit of information that we pass along below. Should you have strong feelings about the issues raised in the information below please feel free to contact your favorite public servant that works in Yellowstone National Park.
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    THE INFORMATION
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    From: REDACTED
    Date: September 27, 2013 4:39:03 PM MDT
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: Fwd: lapse of appropriations
    As Deputy Superintendent Steve Iobst just wrote,  "The specific details of what will happen to the national parks in the event of a lapse of appropriations are still under development and review.”  That said, we have this general guidance about concession and commercial use authorization operations: 
    • Except for hotels, lodges, and campgrounds, all concession-operated visitor services and facilities would close
    • Overnight accommodations and campgrounds would stay open until guests currently checked-in check-out.  
    • All guests would have to check-out and leave the park within 48 hours.
    • No new guests could check-in.      
    • The Superintendent could permit concessioners and their contractors to continue repair, maintenance, and construction projects.
    • Employees could stay in the park but could not not bike, hike,or otherwise recreate outside assigned areas.
    • Concessioner and CUA clients on overnight back county trips could finish their trips unless there were a practical and safe way to end them.
    • Except for the overnight back country trip provision above, all CUA holders activities in park would stop. (INCLUDING FISHING)
    We'll send out another email as soon as we know more.  That may not be until Monday.

    Regards.
    REDACTED
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