- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - State wildlife officials say two people have been charged by grizzly bears in the Badger Two-Medicine area southeast of Glacier National Park and they’re warning hunters to keep their bear spray handy.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks grizzly bear management specialist Mike Madel tells the Great Falls Tribune (https://gftrib.com/1wzeB53 ) that an elk hunter from Minnesota shot and wounded a sow grizzly bear that charged him about two miles east of Marias Pass on Monday. The bear had two cubs with her.

Madel says the injured bear ran off and officials have been unable to locate it.

Another hunter was charged about a half-mile away on Sunday and also fired a shot, but wasn’t sure if the bear was struck.

Madel says it’s likely the same bear.

Madel said he planned to talk with Forest Service about possibly closing some trails.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com

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