Hunters shoot charging grizzly in Island Park


On Thursday, Idaho Fish and Game received a report of a sow grizzly bear with cubs that charged two elk hunters in the Stamp Meadows area near Island Park, Idaho.  The report said that as the bear approached, one of the hunters deployed bear spray and the other fired a gun that killed the bear. Neither hunter was hurt.

Idaho Fish and Game responded to the incident and located the sow grizzly.

Fish and Game staff are trying to locate the grizzly cubs. Dense vegetation in the area is making the search difficult.

The public is asked to avoid the area for their own safety and the safety of Fish and Game Staff. Signs have been placed in the area warning of the danger.


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