A grizzly bear feeding on an elk carcass charged a bow hunter over the holiday weekend, sending the man to the Madison Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, resulting in 90 stitches.
On Oct. 20, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest lifted the closure of the Bear Creek area of the Madison Mountain Range southeast of Ennis.
The area was closed following the Oct. 1 human-grizzly bear encounter 3 miles up North Fork Bear Creek on a recommendation from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Following the human-grizzly bear encounter 3 miles up North Fork Bear Creek on Oct. 1, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest temporarily closed trails and the area surrounding Bear Creek leading into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.
A 50-year-old Bozeman man was scouting hunting locations about 3 miles up the North Fork Bear Creek outside of Cameron on Saturday morning when he spotted a sow grizzly bear with cubs.