UPDATE: Grizzly Bear That Attacked Stevensville Hunter Is Dead
By angelamontana

Posted: June 2, 2014

UPDATE 6.4.14 via KPAX.com:

BOZEMAN – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials have released more information about the attack by a bear on a hunter in the Centennial Valley over the weekend.

The Stevensville man remains in serious condition after the attack, and FWP says that the bear is dead.

The victim was hunting with his father when the attack occurred. FWP says it has now confirmed that it was an adult grizzly bear that attacked the man.

“We know that this is a male adult 10-year old grizzly bear. It was dead. It had succumbed to a gunshot,” FWP spokeswoman Andrea Jones said.

Jones says the investigation into the incident is ongoing, as officials are trying to determined who fired the fatal shot.

The attack happened deep in the back-country at the south end of the Gravelly Mountains, south of Dillon.

Jones also noted that the grizzly was not a collared bear, meaning FWP has no other information about the bear.

UPDATE 6.3.14 via KPAX.com:

BOZEMAN – State wildlife officials say they are learning more about the weekend bear attack in the Centennial Valley.

A Stevensville hunter remains in serious condition in a Seattle hospital with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials confirming it was an adult grizzly bear.

“We know that this is male adult 10 year old grizzly bear. It was dead. It had succumbed to a gunshot,” FWP spokeswoman Andrea Jones said.

Jones says the investigation is continuing, and they are trying to determine who fired the fatal shot.

The victim was hunting with his father when the attack occurred deep in the back country at the south end of the Gravelly Mountains – south of Dillon.

Original story posted 6.2.14:

An article from KPAX.com reported a 47 year-old bear hunter was severely injured in a bear attack in the Fish Creek Lake area of the Centennial Valley of Beaverhead County on Sunday.

It is unclear whether it was a grizzly bear or a black bear that attacked the man, and further investigation is being conducted on the incident.  FWP described the hunter’s injuries as “serious” and he was flown to Seattle from Dillon for further medical treatment.

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