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Hunter kills griz that bit his arm

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says an elk hunter shot and killed a grizzly bear after the animal bit his arm. The bear attack happened Thursday afternoon in the Jim Mountain area midway between Cody and Yellowstone N...

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says an elk hunter shot and killed a grizzly bear after the animal bit his arm.

The bear attack happened Thursday afternoon in the Jim Mountain area midway between Cody and Yellowstone National Park.

The man was able to hike out three miles and drive himself to the hospital in Cody where he remained overnight.

Game and Fish spokesman Dennie Hammer says the injuries weren't severe. He says Game and Fish and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating and the identity of the out-of-state man isn't being released.

At least 38 grizzly bears have died in the Yellowstone ecosystem this year. Grizzlies are protected as a threatened species and the mortality count can affect their status under the Endangered Species Act.

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