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Hunter kills grizzly bear near Ennis

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A hunter killed a grizzly bear on Saturday, Oct. 21 in the Gravelly Range near Ennis.

According to a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the bear reportedly charged and the hunter shot and killed the bear at close-range. FWP reported that he killed the bear in self-defense. 

The hunter did not sustain injuries. 

The bear was an adult female grizzly in good body condition and FWP stated that the bear appeared to be digging and den nearby. FWP is still investigating the incident. 

“This time of year is when bears are active for longer periods as they prepare for hibernation. This period overlaps with hunting season and other fall recreation activities. Hunters should be aware that bears will remain active throughout the general [hunting] season,” the press release stated. 

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