- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A Utah man has been cited for illegal discharge of a firearm and destruction of public property in Grand Teton National Park.

Park spokeswoman Denise Germann says the man said he thought that he was supposed to make noise to scare away bears.

Germann says the man did not see any bears, but shot at a tree twice.

Germann tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (https://bit.ly/1O1FwmV ) that the man also thought he was camping in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, where discharging a weapon is legal.

However, she says the incident happened within the park’s boundary.

Grand Teton officials declined to disclose the name of the Utah resident who was cited, saying the incident remained under investigation.

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


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