Wyoming Black Bear Hunter Accused of Killing Protected Grizzly Near Highway Into Yellowstone
By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming hunter faces up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine if he is convicted of killing a protected grizzly bear outside Yellowstone National Park.
The male grizzly weighing about 530 pounds drew a lot of attention from drivers after it was killed May 1 about 100 yards off the eastern highway into Yellowstone.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department warden Travis Crane says in an affidavit that Patrick M. Gogerty, of Cody, turned himself in the following day.
Gogerty allegedly told Crane he mistook the grizzly for a legal-to-hunt black bear.
Gogerty has no listed number and couldn't be reached for comment.
Wyoming Mountaineers of Casper College Archival Collection
This collection was found unprocessed but was pieced together in stages over the course of a year, starting with the scrapbook and photo albums created by the WMCC. These items were found first and so were arranged and described at the collection level, and then as processing continued, the climbing vest and pitons were found, followed by various documents and articles written and published on the Mountaineers, all of which brought the collection together.
Highlights of the collection are the artifacts and documentation of the First Graduation Climb on Devils Tower in 1955, the 1956 Rappel off the side of the Casper Gladstone Hotel, and the climbs during the 50th Anniversary of Devils Tower. Documentation on the latter includes a feature in LIFE Magazine.
Natrona County Fire District Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary of Service
It's like they always say, 'Where there's smoke, there's fire.' And where there's fire, there's the Natrona County Fire District. Check out these photos from the NCFD's 30-year history.