Officials in Grand Teton National Park are releasing few details about a gray wolf killed Monday on private land inside the park.
The individual who killed the wolf contacted Wyoming Game and Fish Department wardens, who reported the shooting to park rangers at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to a statement released by the park’s public affairs office.
Park rangers and a Park Service biologist responded to the area to investigate the incident, and the Wyoming Wyoming Game and Fish Department is conducting a concurrent investigation.
The wolf was a two-year-old male that was not wearing a radio collar, and its pack affiliation is unknown. At the time of the shooting, the wolf was in the company of three or four pack mates, park officials said.
Several private inholdings exist within Grand Teton National Park.
Wyoming state law allows wolves to be shot if they are harassing livestock or domestic animals, but federal regulations prohibit hunting wolves within Grand Teton.
Park officials declined to release additional details on the case, citing an investigation by the National Park Service done in consultation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
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