Man Fires Gun at Wolves in Yellowstone
Written by Andrew-Rossi on September 27, 2018
A man illegally discharged a firearm this weekend in Yellowstone.
Park rangers are investigating reports that a man 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 while they found no evidence of injured wolves, they did find shotgun shells.
Park officials point out that it is illegal to discharge a firearm in Yellowstone National Park. But they also note that while in the park, pets must be physically controlled at all times, whether in a car, in a crate, or on a leash no more than six feet long. Additionally, pets are not allowed on boardwalks, hiking trails, in the backcountry, or in thermal areas.
Park rangers are asking for the public’s help in their investigation. If you have any information about this incident, contact the Yellowstone Tip Line at 307-344-2132.