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Officials hunt grizzly that killed camper in Montana town

Officials hunt grizzly that killed camper in Montana town
Posted at 9:40 AM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 11:40:16-04

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.