Bear Attacks Hunter Following ‘Surprise Encounter’

FWP is investigating the Sept. 24 attack, which took place in the Twin Creek area

By Beacon Staff

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that a bear attacked a hunter along the east side of the Hungry Horse Reservoir.

FWP is investigating the Sept. 24 attack, which took place in the Twin Creek area near the reservoir. The hunter who was attacked – an adult male – was apparently involved in what FWP is initially calling a “surprise encounter” in a very bushy area.

The man was injured, and drove back with his hunting partner to a hospital for medical attention. The two did shoot at the bear during the encounter, and the bear ran off.

The Region One FWP Wildlife Human Attack Response Team was dispatched to the area immediately upon notification. Details about the attack, including the type of bear involved and the injuries the victim incurred, were not available when the Beacon went to print.

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