Wolf killing ban sought for land between Yellowstone and Teton national parks

Posted: May 21, 2013

Written by

Angus M. Thuermer Jr., Jackson Hole News & Guide
Gray wolf

A conservation group is asking the National Park Service to eliminate potential wolf hunting in the 24,000-acre Rockefeller Parkway between Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks.

The National Parks Conservation Association is petitioning the agency to launch a “rulemaking process” to review which species could be hunted in the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, the group’s Jackson representative said Wednesday. The Park Service has the authority, and duty, Sharon Mader said, to conduct such a review.

The state of Wyoming has not issued licenses for wolf hunting in the parkway but has claimed authority to do so. Hunting is allowed in the parkway for elk and waterfowl, according to state seasons and license restrictions.

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