Shots fired in Yellowstone National Park, prompting investigation

Shots fired in Yellowstone National Park, prompting investigation

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Shots fired in Yellowstone National Park, prompting investigation

A report of shots being fired in Yellowstone National Park prompted an investigation that so far has turned up spent shotgun shells, but no shooter.

In a news release issued Wednesday, the park explained that its investigation began Sunday after somebody reported that a man had been shooting at wolves as they chased his dog in the Sedge Bay area near the East Entrance Road.

Gunshots were heard near the East Entrance Road. Photo: Yellowstone National Park

Rangers searched the area and found no evidence that wolves were injured.

Investigators are hoping that somebody can provide the man’s identity. Discharging firearms in Yellowstone National Park is illegal, and dogs must be leashed or kept in the car.

Report that a man was shooting at wolves prompted the investigation. Photo: Yellowstone National Park

Pets of any kind are not allowed on hiking trails or boardwalks.

The park asks that anyone with information about the incident telephone its tip line at 307-344-2132.

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