18 Sep '11, 4pm

Grizzly Kills Hunter in Montana Tragedy

Grizzly Kills Hunter in Montana Tragedy

Photo: USFWS Mountain Prairie /CC BY 2.0 When humans and nature collide , it too often happens that everyone loses. Tragedy has struck again as a hunter in Montana has been killed in an encounter with a grizzly. The grizzly lost its life to the victim's hunting companion. It is illegal to kill grizzly bears in the lower 48 states, and the case is under investigation, but it is not yet clear if charges will be brought. Our thoughts go out to the family of the victim, and to his companion, and we also hope that other hunters will learn from this unfortunate case. According to the AP the two men were tracking the grizzly after shooting and wounding it, believing it to be a black bear. As they approached the stricken bear's hiding spot, the bear attacked, mortally wounding one man before his hunting partner could kill the bear. Response to calls for help came too late in the r...

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