The national park will again allow ‘qualified volunteers’ to shoot exotic mountain goats that threaten a small, native herd of bighorn sheep.
After randomly selecting teams of skilled shooters, Park Service is ready to let them kill as many mountain goats as possible to protect bighorn sheep.
After Gov. Gordon rips National Park Service, Interior Secretary intervenes to halt aerial shoot, the outcome of which remains secret.
Grand Teton National Park says it will remove invasive goats as efficiently and quickly as possible to protect native bighorns.
Introduced by Idaho in 1969, mountain goats join habitat fragmentation and genetic isolation in threatening an iconic native sheep herd’s future.