Rubber Bullets Deter Wolves Near Jackson

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wolf managers with the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service say they have issued non-lethal rubber bullets to a landowner northeast of Jackson where wolves have been chasing horses.
Wyoming Wolf Recovery Project Leader Mike Jimenez says the landowner was also issued cracker shells, a type of firework that can be fired from a shotgun. Jimenez says that rubber bullets were also issued to a landowner last summer who used one to hit a wolf that had been harassing dogs
on private property near Jackson. Jimenez says the incidents stopped after the wolf was hit with the rubber bullet.
He says the rubber bullets have a range of about 50 yards. Wildlife managers say about 200 wolves live in Wyoming outside Yellowstone National park.

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