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Wyoming bow hunters had two run-ins with grizzlies in recent days, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

A man who was archery hunting for elk in the remote Thorofare region was attacked and injured by a grizzly bear Thursday. The man was airlifted to a local hospital where he received treatment, according to a Sept. 28 press release from Game and Fish’s Cody Regional Office.

The bear was killed in the incident, but further information on how the bear was killed was unavailable at press time. The Thorofare region spans the southeast corner of Yellowstone National Park and is considered one of the most remote locations in the contiguous United States.

In a second incident, which took place Saturday, a grizzly bear charged an archery hunter on Rattlesnake Mountain west of Cody. The hunter was not injured. That bear was also killed, according to the press release.

Because grizzly bears are currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, Game and Fish coordinates extensively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on grizzly conflicts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is leading both of the ongoing investigations.

Wyoming’s archery hunting season began Aug. 15.

Look for further coverage on these incidents in the coming days.

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