"Although officially retired, Rick McIntyre is still a mainstay in Lamar Valley"
Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Great profile out of Jackson Hole News & Guide!
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Although officially retired, Rick McIntyre is still a mainstay in Lamar Valley.
By Mike Koshmrl, April 24, 2019
JACKSON HOLE NEWS & GUIDE
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK— The deep, raspy roars of two grizzly bears battling on their hind legs are audible from hundreds of yards away.
It’s just before 7:30 on an early April morning as Rick McIntyre shuffles through the snow up to the drama, capped by a black wolf opportunistically eating on what’s left of a bison carcass that spurred the skirmish. Any banter that rises above a whisper (I learn firsthand) is quickly shushed. The scene unfolds at the so-called “Bob’s knob” rise overlooking the low reaches of Slough Creek, where around two dozen devoted cameramen and wolf-watchers are entranced, along with a few lucky folks passing by.
Within a few minutes the grizzly fracas eases, the bears’ roars replaced by the honks of Canada geese, the bugling of sandhill cranes and the babel of human conversation. McIntyre, too, diverts his attention.
“Take a look at that family,” he says. “Everyone’s smiling.”