Bear Killed in Encounter
An unidentified man was injured by a grizzly bear Saturday while he was looking for shed antlers in the Kirk Inberg/Kevin Roy Wildlife Habitat Management Area east of Dubois. The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries that were described as not life-threatening. Game and Fish personnel in the area immediately responded to the scene. The on-site investigation revealed the attack was a surprise encounter with a female grizzly bear accompanied by yearling offspring. The female bear was killed during the encounter which is pending further investigation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. No bears were present when investigators returned to the site of the attack. There are no further management actions planned at this time. This marks the second time a person was injured by a bear this spring in Wyoming.