BOISE -- An out-of-state archery hunter was treated for minor injuries after a run-in with a grizzly bear in eastern Idaho.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Friday the Michigan man was with another hunter along Sheridan Creek in Clark County retrieving a bulk elk shot the previous evening when a bear, which had already claimed the carcass, charged at them.

The grizzly bit one of the hunters on the shoulder before apparently returning to the carcass.

Fish and Game officials say the hunters hiked to their vehicle and drove to an Ashton clinic, where the victim was treated and released. Since the bear was defending its food and didn't prolong the encounter, the agency said it wouldn't send personnel in to investigate until after the animal consumed the carcass.

Read or Share this story: