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Before being called off, aerial gunners killed about one-third of nonnative goats in Grand Teton NP

Airborne sharpshooters killed roughly one-third of the estimated 100 nonnative mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park before Interior Secretary David Bernhardt called off the hunt after Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon complained that ground-based volunteer shooters weren't used.

Gordon, who fired off a stern letter to Grand Teton acting Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail about the aerial culling operation on Friday, called Bernhardt later in the evening. Bernhardt in turn ordered Noojibail to halt the operation.

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