The Daily Inter Lake is reporting additional details of yesterday’s bear bite in Ronan. Officials are not classifying the incident as an attack, and instead are saying that the mother, believed to have been a grizzly, was startled with her young cubs.
According to the article, bear involved was startled by a hunter trying to flush out pheasant. The hunter was charged and bit on the foot. The bear was shot at twice during the encounter, and had two cubs with her.
Read more here: http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/hunter-expected-to-recover-from-bear-bite/article_1625f6f2-90bc-11e6-b86f-0f56154075a5.html