As some western sportsmen eagerly await a hunting season for recently delisted grizzly bears, others are getting their opportunity early—but not in a way anyone would want. Late Tuesday morning, yet another elk hunter had to protect himself against a charging griz, with deadly results.

From Montana’s Great Falls Tribune:

Carl Haggar of East Glacier was hunting elk [in Lewis and Clark National Forest] when he encountered the 350-pound female and a cub-of-the-year . . . . The [sow] charged Haggar at 20 feet. At eight feet, Haggar fired one shot which struck the bear in the head and killed it instantly.