Wyoming Guide Dead, Florida Hunter Injured Following Bear Attack

Wyoming News September 17, 2018

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Wyoming Guide Dead, Florida Hunter Injured Following Bear Attack

JACKSON, WY. (AP)     –     Wyoming officials have trapped and killed two grizzly bears they believe killed a hunting outfitter and injured his client.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department regional supervisor Brad Hovinga said Sunday that the grizzlies killed matched the description of those that killed 37-year-old outfitter Mark Uptain on Friday.

Teton County spokesman Billy Kirk said the client, Corey Chubon of Florida, suffered leg, chest and arm injuries and was flown to a Jackson hospital. The newspaper reported he left the hospital Saturday.

Authorities said Chubon was bow hunting and shot an elk Thursday, but he and Uptain could not find the animal until Friday. They were preparing to pack it out that day when they were charged by two bears.

Kirk said one of the bears attacked Uptain and then Chubon. He says Chubon was able to flee and phone for help.

A friend of the deceased guide has setup a GoFundMe page in his name. If you would like to donate, you can do so here.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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