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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bow Hunter Kills Grizzly with Knife

A mother grizzly with three cubs attacked a bow hunter who was exploring locations in the Grande Prairie area for the upcoming bow-hunting season.

The man successfully defended himself with his hunting knife, stabbing the grizzly multiple times while suffering serious injuries himself. He now is recovering in the hospital.

Alberta Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Darcy Whiteside said, they found the grizzly mother close to the place where the attack occurred and that she had died quickly from the inflicted knife wounds.

The game wardens assume that the orphaned grizzly bear cubs are somewhere in the area. Whiteside said they now try to trap the three cubs to relocate them into a remote area.