Cody, Wyo. (AP) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says a
Powell man has mistakenly killed a grizzly bear that he mistook for
a black bear.
Warden Craig Sax says the hunter killed the bear on the North
Fork of the Shoshone on May 24. Sax says the hunter mistook the
grizzly bear for a black bear because its hair was darker and
matted from searching for fish in the river.
The Cody Enterprise reports that the hunter contacted the game
department after realizing his mistake and faces a possible
Sax says three hunters in Park County illegally shot grizzlies
last year thinking they were black bears.