On October 4, 2022, at 10:51pm, Gallatin County Dispatch received a call for an overdue hunter. The reporting party drove to the area where the individual was hunting, which was near the Truman Gulch trailhead, and found the hunters vehicle still there. Due to the hunter being several hours overdue with a known medical history, a search was initiated.
Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteers from the Valley Section, the SAR Drone Team, and the SAR Dog Team responded to the area to search for the hunter. LifeFlight Network also assisted by searching the area utilizing night vision. The reporting party was able to give an approximate area of where the individual was hunting and family members directed Search and Rescue teams to the hunters tree stand.
A Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue dog team located the hunter, deceased, in the early hours of the morning of October 5, 2022. The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Coroner was dispatched and will release more details pending family notification.
Sheriff Springer would like to pass on his condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time.