Grand Teton National Park Poacher Sentenced

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A Rawlins man has had his hunting privileges revoked for a year, been put on one year of unsupervised probation and fined $1,025 for attempting to kill a large bull elk in Grand Teton National Park.

Tracy Palmer was charged with illegal spotlighting of wildlife, discharging of a weapon in a national park and attempting illegal take of wildlife. He received the sentence after pleading guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court.

Rangers cited the 32-year-old Palmer on September 10th when they
caught him crawling out of bushes after trying to kill the elk. Palmer's 25-year-old brother, Ryan, was also scheduled to appear in court Friday for his involvement in the same poaching incident.

But his attorney says Ryan Palmer is in the custody of the Carbon County Sheriff's Office on other charges.

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