Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Grizzly Bags Another Hunter
A grizzly is not something that you tackle lightly as this item reminds us. We do not know the story yet, but the bear likely stalked them first and then charged from cover. At that moment of recognition and adrenalin you have seconds to react correctly at best and this while instinct is taking charge as well. You need to be trained.
Perhaps they had made a kill and were dressing the game. The grizzlies have figured out that a shot means that a meal is waiting and stalking is then natural behavior.
Grizzly country is now becoming much more risky.
Thu, 18 Sep, 2014
NORMAN WELLS, - A hunter has been killed by a grizzly bear in the Northwest Territories.
RCMP said they received a call Wednesday night about the attack southwest of Norman Wells near the Yukon boundary.
Weather and darkness hampered search efforts until Thursday morning.
Cathy Menard, the chief coroner for the N.W.T., said the hunter was out with a guide when he was attacked.
"We understand the guide was the one who made the initial call for assistance."
Another coroner, along with a wildlife officer and Mounties, were investigating the scene throughout the day and were to return to Norman Wells with the guide later Thursday.
Menard said she doesn't believe the guide was injured.
She hasn't yet confirmed the hunter's identity and couldn't say where he is from.
Judy McLinton with the N.W.T. Department of Environment and Natural Resources said a wildlife incident response team was also to go to the site
"They'll be working with our partners on investigating the incident and they will begin a search for the grizzly bear."