Grizzly attacks bowhunter
September 22, 2010
A man from was attacked by a grizzly bear in the southern Gravelly Mountains near Ennis last week.
The incident occurred near a similar attack happened less than a week earlier.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says 49-year-old Kim Wunderlich of Kalispell was bow hunting for elk in the Cascade Creek area Friday when the female grizzly with two cubs knocked him down and bit him once on the inner thigh.
Wunderlich went to a hospital in Dillon and was released.
Another attack occurred close to there a week earlier when Matt Menge of Bozeman was mauled Sept. 12. The grizzly broke his right forearm and cut his head. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden Sam Sheppard said there is nothing to suggest that both attacks involved the same bear.
He said bears probably are attracted to the area because elk hunters have been leaving behind gut piles.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has posted signs in the area warning hunters of the danger of traveling in bear country and recommends they carry pepper spray.