Jun 10 2008 12:59PM
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) Hunters killed two male grizzly bears last month in
northern Wyoming after mistaking them for black bears.
Wyoming Game and Fish spokesman Dennie Hammer says one grizzly was
killed May 7 and the other was shot on May 27.
Game managers say neither hunter took enough time to identify the
bear species they were shooting at. The hunters involved could face
Killing a grizzly purposely could result in a fine of up to $10,000,
up to one year in jail and suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping
privileges for up to six years.
Hammer said the Game and Fish agency offers various educational tools
to help hunters distinguish between grizzly and black bears.
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