- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service has decided that wildlife on private land within Grand Teton National Park is now under jurisdiction of the state of Wyoming and can be hunted.

For decades wildlife on about 950 acres of private land within park boundaries was subject to federal rules, which meant that all hunting with the exception of elk was prohibited.

A reinterpretation of the park’s regulations by the Park Service means that the wildlife on that private land now falls under Wyoming Game and Fish Department rules. Wyoming allows hunts for bison, mountain lions, mule deer, waterfowl and other game.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1zBaOa3) that the National Park Conservation Association rejects the change, saying federal managers should be deciding hunting within the park.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com


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