Elk NetworkGrizzly Injures Man Seeking Shed Antlers in Wyoming

General | May 20, 2020

A man in search of shed antlers accidentally surprised a female grizzly accompanied by yearling offspring.

It happened in northwest Wyoming near the small town of Dubois.

The sow died during the encounter which is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

“Our thoughts are with the individual who was injured, and we wish him a full and speedy recovery,” said Jason Hunter, Wyoming Game and Fish Lander regional wildlife supervisor. “Even those who are very comfortable and savvy in the outdoors can be surprised by a bear. With this in mind, we continue to encourage anyone recreating in bear country to remain alert.”

A bear attacked another shed hunter two weeks earlier near Cody but ran away after biting into the man’s container of bear spray.

(Photo source: Wyoming Game and Fish Department)