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Wyoming shed hunter attacked by grizzly bear

Wyoming shed hunter attacked by grizzly bear

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Here’s another reminder to stay bear aware – even while shed hunting. Last Saturday, a man was treated for injuries he sustained during a grizzly bear attack while hunting for antlers in the wilderness east of Dubois, Wyoming, The Casper Star Tribune reports. 

While the injuries were considered “non-life-threatening” by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) the female bear was killed during the encounter though details about how she died were not released. According to the report, the shed hunter was in the Kirk Inberg/Kevin Roy Wildlife Habitat Management Area when he likely surprised the female grizzly and her yearling. When WGFD investigated the incident, no bears were present.

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“Our thoughts are with the individual who was injured, and we wish him a full and speedy recovery,” Lander Regional Wildlife Supervisor Jason Hunter said in a statement.

This attack makes it the second one this spring in Wyoming. As goHUNT previously reported, Spencer Smith was attacked earlier this month while shed hunting in the East Painter Creek Drainage in Sunlight Basin. He also sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.


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Mike R. - posted 1 week ago on 05-20-2020 10:30:17 am

Just a reminder the Feds delisted and a lawsuit by anti hunting groups was filed in a specific district with in Montana with a known anti hunting liberal sympathetic judge. The judges name is Dana Christensen he is from New York and was appointed by Barrack Obama. Interesting enough is that Back Country Hunters and Anglers President Land Tawney was the leader of the Montana Sportsmen for Obama committee in 2008 that helped Obama get elected.

Michael G. - posted 1 week ago on 05-20-2020 08:13:18 am

I recommend attaching a cow bell to your pack. If you're out with your dogs put small bells on their collars. And of course a 10mm on your hip.

Braydon D. - posted 1 week ago on 05-19-2020 06:41:08 pm

he is doing great. He is going to have some crazy scars. He even video himself walking out to get help right after it happened.

Cameron C. - posted 1 week ago on 05-19-2020 04:06:25 pm

The kid is fine. He was released from the hospital today. He ended up shoot the bear under the chin while the bear was on top of him.

Noah P. - posted 1 week ago on 05-19-2020 03:28:15 pm

Wondering if it’s possible to share any details about how they defended themselves: bear spray, pistol etc or were they unarmed?

Stephen H. - posted 1 week ago on 05-19-2020 12:33:27 pm

Hope he is doing ok. Idk how many more people need to get injured or killed by these things before the feds quit getting in the way of the states managing them. Go hunt should reach out and interview him on how he protected himself.