Hunter charged with killing grizzly found on North Fork
May 18, 2023
POWELL — The grizzly bear found dead along the North Fork Highway last week was killed by a Cody area hunter who said he mistook the animal for a black bear, according to court documents.
The hunter, Patrick M. Gogerty, reportedly came forward on May 2 — the day after he reportedly shot the bear, and after the bear’s carcass drew widespread public attention.
“Gogerty should have turned himself in immediately,” North Cody Game Warden Travis Crane wrote in an affidavit included in court records.
Park County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Skoric charged Gogerty on Thursday with a misdeme...