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Gunshots fired along Yellowstone's East Entrance Road

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Date: September 26, 2018

  • On September 22, 2018, rangers began investigating a report that a man had fired a shotgun at some wolves that were chasing his dog east of Sedge Bay along the East Entrance Road.
  • Law enforcement investigated the scene and found no evidence of injured wolves but they did find shotgun shells.
  • It is illegal to discharge a firearm in Yellowstone National Park. Learn more about the possession of firearms in national parks.
  • In the park, pets must be physically controlled at all times. They must be in a car, in a crate, or on a leash no more than six feet long. Pets are not allowed on boardwalks, hiking trails, in the backcountry, or in thermal areas.
  • If you have any information about this incident, contact the Yellowstone Tip Line at 307-344-2132.

Last updated: September 26, 2018

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