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Gray Wolf Shot & Killed within Grand Teton National Park

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Date: January 21, 2014
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393

A gray wolf was shot and killed at a private inholding within Grand Teton National Park on Monday, January 20, 2014. The person who fired the lethal shot notified Wyoming Game and Fish Department wardens and they reported the situation to park rangers at approximately 10:30 a.m. 

Grand Teton National Park rangers and a park biologist responded to the area to investigate the incident. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is conducting a concurrent investigation.  

The wolf was a two-year-old male and was not radio-collared; its pack affiliation is unknown. At the time of the shooting, this wolf was in the company of three to four pack mates.  

The incident is under investigation by the National Park Service in consultation with the United States Attorney's Office, District of Wyoming, and no further information will be released until the investigation is concluded.  

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