Mark Uptain

The body of Martin Outfitters guide Mark Uptain was found Saturday after a search was launched in the early morning hours. Uptain, along with his bow-hunting client Corey Chubon, was involved in a bear attack. Chubon survived.

Now people have a way to quickly donate to the family of Mark Uptain, a bow hunting guide who died after a bear attack Friday in the Teton Wilderness.

A family friend created a GoFundMe page in his name. Since it was launched Saturday evening, it has already raised $11,544 of the $50,000 goal.

"Even more than the outdoors Mark loved his beautiful wife Sarah and their five amazing kids," writes Rauli Perry, who has been friends with Sarah Uptain since they were in second grade. "Please give what you can or share to help this family in their time of need. I know I can’t take away the pain, but if we can help support Sarah to be able to focus on the kids and not worry about finances."

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Johanna Love steers the newsroom as editor. Her time off is occupied by kid, dog, biking, camping and art. She loves to hear from readers with story tips, kudos, criticism and questions.

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(5) comments

William Addeo

Nobody can change what has happened. Let's all start being united Americans and give money, real cash, to the family. Make a donation today and let's not forget, there are five children and a Mom who need our help and support. I can't think of any other donation that is more important right now than the needs of this Jackson family. Don't go out to dinner, buy new skis or purchase anything till you donate to this worthy cause. Some of the comments on the other articles are only talking about the dead bears. Get out of condemnation and get charitable and give to this family now so we as a valley of Americans can show our support where it really matters!
God Bless all of you..........

William Addeo

Now, does it make sense to kill some bears before more people get killed? Nobody is talking about this? Why did they suspend bear hunting? Because the bear is the love child like the wolf. Jackson used to be a cowboy town where hunters were very much a part of the fabric of town. Now, hunters are frowned upon and Fish and Game makes you cover you animals in the back of the truck so as not to offend anyone. I know, I was there. Nobody cares anymore because the hollywood bigmouths are more cherished than the big game and now a life has been lost because of it.
America drinks and goes home. God Bless America !!!

Eugene Kiedrowski

Outfitters should be forced to have life insurance on their employees and the family shouldn't have to worry about their immediate finances. What about workman's comp in this situation. The outfitters were sure to profit off this guy's hard work and he was probably there for the tips and a wage. Sad, and this wasn't even a meat hunter, heads on the wall, sad.

William Addeo

Eugene, It's always someone else's fault. isn't it? Maybe The Grand should be insured against people falling? Do you know who the outfitter is? Sounds to me like the deceased owned the outfit. It really doesn't matter. You are the ones who want everyone else to take care of you, don't you? Does your boss have life insurance on you? Does the word Trump get you mad? Donate some money to the family and shut up. God Bless the Family!

Rachael Hall

I agree with your comments 100% William. This town is changing from the Wild West into a bunch of feelings hurt, everybody owes me, titty baby sad.
Amazing human was lost. Let’s support his family.

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