Hunter attacked by bear in Big Sky
BIG SKY – A bear attack was reported around 7 a.m. in Big Sky on the morning of Sept. 7. The victim, a 69-year-old male, is in stable condition with serious bite marks on his shoulder and hip, according to Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin. The victim is receiving treatment for his injuries at the Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center.
The victim was located around Flattop Mountain by Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue along with a sheriff’s office deputy, the Big Sky Fire Department, Montana Highway Patrol and security from the Yellowstone Club, according to a Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office press release.
The attack occurred while the victim was hunting after coming upon a sow bear that had cubs and in proximity to the area a game animal was taken by an acquaintance of the victim.