September 25, 2012
Idaho Game Wardens Search for Grizzly Shot by Elk Hunters
By Chad Love
An Idaho grizzly bear that was shot and wounded by elk hunters managed to escape and is now being hunted by Idaho game wardens.
From this story on oregonlive.com:
Wildlife officials in eastern Idaho say they were unable Sunday to find a grizzly bear wounded a day earlier by elk hunters as they tried to retrieve a six-point bull elk carcass in the Island Park area west of Yellowstone National Park. Steve Schmidt of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said a team of seven well-armed wildlife officers reported finding the blood trail of the bear near the elk carcass but that it disappeared after about 460 yards.
According to the story, the elk was killed by an Idaho archery hunter, but when the hunter and four others went to retrieve the elk, they discovered the bear feeding on it. The hunters claim the bear charged and was shot at a dozen times with handguns and a shotgun before the bear ran off.
What would you do in the same situation?