Another day, another grizzly bear attack. The latest report comes from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (Montana FWP). Last Sunday, a man was attacked by a female grizzly bear near the Sun River, leaving the man “with non-life-threatening injuries.” Fortunately, the man was with a group who were “floating and camping on the Sun River” near Augusta, Montana, according to Montana FWP.
They were able to radio for help.
Upon investigation, Montana FWP concluded that the female bear acted “as expected” once the man accidentally came between the mother and her two-year-old cub on Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m. Because of this determination, Montana FWP decided not to euthanize the bear.
This is the third reported grizzly bear attack since early May. It’s extremely important to practice bear safety and stay vigilant while hiking, shed hunting or recreating in known bear country.
Need a refresher? Check out these articles by Dave Barnett that cover ways to stay safe in grizzly country: