Here is a reminder to make sure you know what you’re shooting while you’re out hunting.
A man in Wyoming was hunting a year ago with his teenage son and thought the bear he saw was a black bear and directed his son to shoot it. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.
POWELL (WNE) — Although a judge praised a Cody hunter for his “very responsible” decision to self-report the violation, the man must pay $10,000 for his role in the mistaken killing of a grizzly bear last spring.
During a May 2022 hunt with his son in the North Fork area, Joel Proffit mistook the grizzly for a black bear and directed the teen to shoot the animal, charging documents say.
After the boy killed the bear and Proffit got a better look, he became concerned it might be a grizzly and contacted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
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