Man Attacked By Grizzly Near West Yellowstone

TV 2 News, Bear Hunting Magazine
06/11/2009

A man from Boise was attacked by a grizzly bear earlier this week on a Forest Service road near West Yellowstone.

A spokeswoman for the Gallatin National Forest says the 34-year-old man suffered bite wounds to his head, shoulders, arms, torso and one leg. Spokeswoman Marna Daley says the man was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Rexburg, Idaho. Daley says the man was hiking alone when he stumbled upon a sow grizzly and her cub.

The Gallatin County sheriff's office says deputies were dispatched at about 5 p.m. Tuesday to a Forest Service road west of West Yellowstone, where they found the victim. The Forest Service has temporarily closed the area pending an investigation by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.



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