For many, fall is almost synonymous with hunting season. But this is not limited to human hunters. Many animals, including bears, are hunting and foraging for particularly high-calorie food to pull them through the harsher and more austere winter months.
In Yellowstone National Park, current cooler temperatures are pushing many animals to lower elevations. Though this is a great opportunity for viewing wildlife, it is also a time to heed extra caution.
This year, there may be more wildlife than usual at these lower elevations, especially bears. Al Nash, Yellowstone Public Affairs Officer:
However, he adds that this will probably have a bigger impact on visitors to areas outside of Yellowstone:
Also, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted within the park, and although most of the park boundary is well marked, it is the responsibility of the hunters to ensure they do not hunt within the park.