Black Bear Hunter Attacked By A Grizzly

Bozeman Daily Chronicle Online, Bear Hunting Magazine

A Yellowstone National Park employee managed to shoot and wound a grizzly bear as it attacked him during a weekend hunting trip north of the park, a Yellowstone spokesman said Monday.

Ken Meyer, the park's safety officer, was recovering from surgery Monday following his run-in with the female grizzly near Gardiner, said park spokesman Al Nash. He suffered "deep injuries" including bites to his back and other injuries to his left leg, stomach and both forearms, Nash said.

State game wardens continued to search for the bear Monday.

Meyer, who was being treated at Livingston Memorial Hospital, told Nash that he had just started down a trail Sunday to go black bear hunting in the Gallatin National Forest when "the sow came out of nowhere, launched at him and knocked him to the ground."

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