Monday, August 26, 2013

AP: Grizzly Killed Near Yellowstone Area Home

Posted By on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM

In a summer that has seen an increased number of grizzly attacks in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, an eastern Idaho man killed a young female grizzly Aug. 23 near a private residence near Yellowstone National Park. The caretaker of the property shot the bear in the Shotgun Valley area of Island Park.

The Associated Press reports that the incident occurred just a few miles from the site of an Aug. 15 grizzly bear attack on a pair of Bureau of Land management contract workers. That same day, another grizzly attacked two hikers in Yellowstone National Park on a trail near Canyon Village.

The AP reports grizzly attacks have wounded at least three others in the Rockies this year, including a rancher east of Yellowstone and a woman on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

It's estimated that the Yellowstone region has slightly more than 600 grizzlies.

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