The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Morgan E. Jacobsen
Montana FWP 

Grizzly Bear Killed Following West Yellowstone Attack


April 21, 2021

A grizzly bear was shot and killed Friday while Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff investigated the scene of a bear attack that happened Thursday near West Yellowstone.

Thursday’s attack involved a 40-year-old West Yellowstone man, who was mauled just south of the Baker’s Hole campground, about three miles north of West Yellowstone. He was transported to Idaho Falls for treatment of severe injuries. He remained in serious condition Friday.

FWP staff have not yet been able to talk with the man, who was alone during the bear encounter. The man had bear spray with him, but it’s uncle...

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