Grizzly bear in North Idaho kills hunter

Grizzly bear in North Idaho kills hunter

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This June 7, 2005 file photo released by Yellowstone National Park shows a grizzly bear moving through the brush at the park in Wyoming.

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by KING5.com, KREM.com

KING5.com

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 16 at 2:27 PM

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office in North Idaho reported a person was killed by a grizzly bear Friday.

The deadly bear attack happened in the remote woods around Buckhorn Mountain, a 6,100 foot peak on the Idaho-Montana border.

Authorities say the bear attacked a hunter, and that during the attack, the hunter’s partner shot and killed the grizzly.

The location is so heavily wooded, ATVs could not be used to reach the victim. A helicopter flew rescue crews to the area, who then hiked to the victim.

The Boundary County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating.

The hunter is not a resident of Boundary County, but identification is being withheld until family members are notified.

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