Did bear-baiting lead to fatal grizzly attack?

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Department Spokesman Ron Aasheim told KTVQ-TV in Billings that the agency is investigating the allegations.

He says the Department is looking into anything that might help explain why the grizzly bear attacked the campers last week near Cooke City.

48-year-old Kevin Kammer of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was killed, and two other people, a woman from Canada, and a man from Colorado, were injured in the nighttime attacks at the Soda Butte campground.

The female bear was euthanized and a necropsy done. Wildlife biologists say the bear was underweight but not starving.

Her three cubs were moved to a zoo in Billings.


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  • by Judy Location: Tulsa, OK on Aug 6, 2010 at 08:26 PM
    I certainly hope that this is not the case. It is so very unresponsible and cost a human life to be lost and others injured. Not to mention the animal's life. We are supposed to be trying to save and protect our wild animals, not put people and them in danger because of a selfish and greedy want to get a good picture. I wouldn't want to have someone's death on my conscious
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