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Wyoming hunter survives grizzly bear attack

UPDATE 9/26/17: A 41-year-old Wyoming man has survived an encounter with a grizzly bear in which he was twice mauled but still managed to ride on horseback to rescuers.

James Moore, of Rock Springs, was hunting about 10 a.m. Monday with two others in the Teton Wilderness in northwest Wyoming when a sow with two cubs attacked him.

Teton County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Matt Carr tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide ( ) that Moore heard the brush rustling right next to him and the next thing he knew the bear was attacking him.

Moore suffered severe lacerations on his head and bite marks on his back and rear hip area.

He was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls for treatment.

The other hunters were not hurt.


A 41-year-old man hunting in northwest Wyoming has been injured in a grizzly bear attack.

Sgt. Todd Stanyon of the Teton County Sheriff’s Office says the man suffered severe lacerations Monday on his head and left arm as well as bites on his back and hip area. But he survived and was being treated at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The name of the man was not released. Stanyon says he is from Rock Springs.

Stanyon tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide the man and his brother were hunting in the Bridger-Teton National Forest when he was attacked around 10 a.m. Monday.

The brother was not hurt.

Police say the bear involved was a female grizzly with two cubs.

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