Michigan Hunter Hurt By Grizzly In Idaho

Idaho Fish & Game Department, Bear Hunting Magazine

A man from Michigan who was in Idaho on an elk archery hunt was treated for minor injuries after a run-in with a grizzly bear in eastern Idaho. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Department stated that the man was with another hunter along Sheridan Creek in Clark County retrieving a bulk elk shot the previous evening when a bear, which had already claimed the carcass, charged them.

The grizzly bit one of the men on the shoulder before apparently returning to the carcass. The men hiked to their vehicle and drove to an Ashton clinic, where the victim was treated and released. Since the bear was defending its food and didn't prolong the encounter, the agency said it would not send personnel in to investigate until after the animal consumed the carcass.

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