(Reuters) - A man who was hunting for bears with his father in a
remote corner of southwestern Montana was mauled by a bruin over the
The 47-year-old hunter, was attacked on Sunday in
Beaverhead National Forest near Dillon, about 100 miles southeast of
The man's 68-year-old father heard a rifle shot
and hurried to the location to find his son severely injured, but
the bear had by then vanished, said Andrea Jones, a spokeswoman for
the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department.
unknown whether the hunter mauled precipitated the attack by
shooting at the bear, or whether he shot at the bruin only after it
charged him, or whether the gun went off during the attack, state
wildlife officials said.
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