Two people injured in Wyoming bear attack while hunting
Two hunters in Wyoming were attacked and injured by a grizzly bear over the weekend, according to a foreign news agency.
According to a written statement from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, both men were transported to a local hospital, one by helicopter, after the encounter Saturday afternoon. There was no further information on his condition.
“Based on preliminary information, this appears to be a sudden, surprise encounter with a grizzly bear,” the department said.
The men were hunting and recreation in the Shoshone National Forest, south of Cody, when the bear attacked them, according to the department.
Landowners and hunters in the region have reported a recent increase in bear activity at lower elevations, prompting wildlife officials to warn visitors to exercise caution.
“This is a sad and unfortunate situation, we wish both victims a full and speedy recovery,” said Dan Smith, regional supervisor for the Wyoming Fish and Game Department.