A Wisconsin hunter mistakenly shot a grizzly in Montana and is facing charges.
Richard Kutcher of Wisconsin will have to pay $2,235 in fines and restitution for accidentally shooting a grizzly near Spotted Bear in Montana.
Kutcher was hunting black bear while staying at a hunting lodge when the incident occurred. He pleaded guilty for killing a grizzly in a closed season. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Game Warden Perry Brown responded to Kutcher’s immediate report of his unintended fatal shot to the grizzly.
FWP spokesman John Fraley told reporters about confronting Kutcher, “The hunter was cooperative and gave a detailed account of what happened.”
It’s recommended hunters take the Black Bear Identification Program offered by the agency “multiple times,” according to Fraley.