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Grizzly attacks elk hunter near Dubois, Wyoming

An elk hunter was attacked by a grizzly bear while attempting to recover his harvest in the Warms Springs drainage northwest of Dubois, Wyoming Sunday morning.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Predator Attack Team was called to the scene to help the victim and investigate.

An initial investigation determined the encounter involved a female grizzly bear and two offspring that were feeding on the elk carcass.

The attack occurred in heavy timber. Evidence collected from the victim and the area is being evaluated to gain more knowledge about the situation. There were no shots fired during the attack.

“This is a terribly unfortunate incident and our primary concern is for the victim’s well-being and ongoing recovery from a life-changing event. Game and Fish continues to stress the importance of being bear aware and taking the necessary precautions when hunting or recreating in grizzly bear country,” said Dan Thompson, large carnivore section supervisor.

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