Sep 8, 1:59 PM EDT

Park Service sets lottery for YNP snowmobile tags


JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- The National Park Service is running a lottery to hand out a limited number of permits to allow snowmobilers to take self-guided trips in Yellowstone National Park this winter for the first time in more than a decade.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports ( http://bit.ly/1q77Hnc ) that the re-emergence of private riding in the park is part of a long-term plan that park officials completed last year.

Park spokesman Al Nash says he expects big demand for private permits. They're being distributed through a lottery that runs through Oct. 3 and costs $6 to enter.

Nash says he expects most people will apply for permits around the holidays and competition should be less for dates during other times.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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