A grizzly bear mauled a hunter west of Cody, Wyoming on Saturday, October 2nd. The hunter was subsequently flown to Billings, MT for treatment of his injuries. The Wyoming Game and Fish is investigating the incident at this time. The bear, a sow with cubs, was killed by the hunter and his partners and her cubs were euthanized by the Wyoming Game and Fish.
This incident serves as a stark reminder as to the reality of hunting in grizzly country. The hunter was attacked after a close range encounter with the sow and is lucky to be alive. This is due in large part to him being with other hunters. We here at Eastmans’ extend our thoughts and prayers to him and his family and wish him a full recovery.
If you choose to hunt in grizzly country this fall please remember these tips to stay safe.
- Never hunt alone
- Carry bear spray and a sidearm if possible
- Stick to open terrain as much as possible to avoid encounter in thick cover
- Follow proper meat handling and care guidelines
- Always let someone know where you are hunting and your expected return
- For more bear safety tips visit https://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/es/grizzlysafety.php & https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Wildlife-in-Wyoming/More-Wildlife/Large-Carnivore/Grizzly-Bear-Management/Bear-Wise-Wyoming?