HELENA, Mont. — Authorities resumed searching by ground and from the air Wednesday for a grizzly bear that killed a camper in a western Montana town in a pre-dawn attack.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks spokesperson Greg Lemon says a helicopter crew was flying over the area around the small town of Ovando in pursuit of the bear. It will be killed if found. Ovando is a community of fewer than 100 people at the edge of the sprawling Bob Marshall wilderness.
Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles says the bear wandered into the victim’s camping area a couple of times before Tuesday’s fatal mauling. The victim’s identity has not been released.