Two bears have been put down after a hunter was killed in Wyoming. According to Fox News, 37-year-old Mark Uptain was mauled by a grizzly bear on Friday – his client, Corey Chubon was also injured. The pair had been packing out a slain elk, north of Jackson Hole, when the attack took place. After the attack, the survivor told Click Orlando, “I’m just blessed and extremely grateful to have made it out of this situation alive.”
Chubon told the news agency that the bears were likely “coming to claim their food” when the attack happened. Uptain screamed at the bears, allowing Chubon to run and escape. One of the bears grabbed the hunting guide and dragged him into the woods – his body was found the next day.
Officials have stated that the behavior is unusual for a bear family. After the fatal attack, two bears, a mother and her cub, were trapped and killed. It is believed that the trapped and euthanized grizzles are the same bears responsible for Uptain’s death.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department spokeswoman Rebekah Fitzgerald stated, “All available evidence indicates that these two bears were the bears involved in the Terrace Mountain attack.”
The slain hunter
According to a GoFundMe account – the slain guide was a married father of five who had a passion for hunting.
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