Grizzlies suspected in fatal Wyoming attack trapped, killed

JACKSON, Wyo. (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 the grizzlies that were killed matched the description of those that killed 37-year-old outfitter Mark Uptain.

Uptain’s body was found Saturday in the Teton Wilderness east of Grand Teton National Park. Corey Chubon of Florida had leg, chest and arm injuries but was released from a hospital.

Hovinga suspects the bears were a sow and its grown cub. He tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide the bears weren’t behaving normally.

The men planned to retrieve an elk Chubon had killed. The bears apparently weren’t feeding on the elk or guarding the meat.

The attack is still under investigation.

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

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