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With the opening of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted within a park. Although most of the park boundaries are well marked, it is the responsibility of the hunters to ensure they do not hunt within the park. The Lacey Act and the Code of Federal Regulations strictly prohibit the killing or removal of any animal, living or dead, from inside Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks. This includes animals shot legally outside the park that cross into and die within the park boundary. Already this year, one hunter has been charged with exactly that infraction in Grand Teton National Park.  Taking and removing any animal parts, including shed antlers, is also prohibited. …and while carrying a firearm through the park is now permissible, carrying or using other weapons such as bows, swords, and pellet or BB guns is prohibited.

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