Three hunters injured in two grizzly bear attacks in Montana

On the same day and in the same area, three hunters in Montana were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks, state wildlife officials said.

Officials have not determined if the same animal was involved in both attacks this week in the Gravelly Mountains, which are southwest of Bozeman. The three hunters suffered injuries described as moderate to severe.

A grizzly charged two male hunters around 7:30 a.m. Monday before they were able to drive away the animal, Montana Fish, Wildlife & ParksĀ said in a statement Tuesday.

Hours later, a third hunter was injured by a bear in the same general area when the animal attacked about 6:30 p.m., the department said. In that case, a second hunter was unharmed before the pair drove the bear away.

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