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JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to ban motorboats on a roughly 20-mile stretch of the Snake River south of Grand Teton National Park.

The agency might also ban jet skis on a 40-mile stretch of the Snake River downstream from the park.

Game and Fish has scheduled a public hearing on the proposals at 6 p.m. May 8 at the Teton County Library in Jackson.

Few motorboats use the stretch that would be closed. That part of the river is often shallow and rocky.

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Even so, some jet boat owners oppose the proposed new rules. They include Tom Cook, a Jackson Hole resident who calls the change a "sham."

Others say the stretch of river isn't appropriate for motorboats.

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