Elk Hunter Attacked By Bear in Grand Teton NP
(MOOSE, Wyo.) – A Jackson man was hospitalized Sunday after being attacked by a bear in Grand Teton National Park. Authorities say the 32-year old victim was participating in the park’s Elk Reduction Program and was following safety guidelines for hunting in bear country. The attack occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. The hunter told rangers that when he spotted the bear he dropped to the ground and covered his head. Details about the species of the bear and the nature of the attack are forthcoming. The man’s condition has not been released.