Man gets probation for killing grizzly bear in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A federal judge sentenced a man to five years of probation after authorities say he killed a grizzly bear in northwestern Wyoming last year.

KTWO-AM reports William Kenneth Stoner was also ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution and a $5,000 fine after he pleaded guilty in October to killing the bear.

Authorities say Stoner shot and killed the bear in May while hunting for black bear in Park County.

Authorities say Stoner took the bear to be registered at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department office in Cody, and a department officer discovered the animal was an endangered grizzly bear.

Stoner also pleaded guilty to a felon in possession of a firearm charge.