ID: Hunter attacked by Grizzly bear
Idaho Falls Man Attacked by a Mother Grizzly Bear While Hunting in Island
A mother grizzly bear attacked a local man early Sunday morning.
It happened in Fremont County near the Lyle Springs area of Island Park.
Authorities say Keith Klinger of Idaho Falls was bit after the dogs he
was hunting with smelled the bears. With two cubs by her side, the mother
grizzly bear was able to take Klinger down and bite his right arm.
The man's brother came to Klinger's aid by firing a shot at the bear. The
bear let go of the victim's arm and the hunters were able to escape.
After an investigation, officials were not able to determine if the bear
was actually shot. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office encourages everyone
to be alert when traveling in this area.
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