ATTACK STOKES CRITICISM OF HUNT – OPPONENTS OF PARK ELK HUNK SAY MAULING WAS PREORDAINED, GRIZZLIES WERE KNOWN TO BE AROUND

Sunday’s mauling of a hunter participating in Grand Teton National Park’s elk reduction program was inevitable, and it is irresponsible for park officials to allow the hunt to continue, critics of the program said this week.

The hunt puts hunters and bears too close together, because bears have learned to find gut piles from hunter-killed elk, the critics say, and hunters slinking through the woods can surprise a bear, resulting in a mauling or a hunter shooting a bear. PDF download (82KB) or read more at www.jhnewsandguide.com.