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Wounded grizzly at large in eastern Idaho
First Published Oct 05 2012 11:47 am • Last Updated Oct 05 2012 11:47 am

Boise, Idaho • Authorities in eastern Idaho are still searching for a grizzly bear they believe is roaming the woods with a gunshot wound two weeks after a run-in with hunters.

Idaho Fish and Game officials say the bear was shot Sept. 22 by hunters trying to retrieve an elk in the woods in Fremont County.

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The hunters say they fired at least 12 shots at the grizzly after the bear charged. The bear then left the scene, but left a small blood trail.

Investigators have posted warning notices and have assigned officers to patrol and alert the public.

Fish and Game officials say the encounter shows guns can turn a charging bear, but firearms also create lingering concerns if the bear is only wounded.

They say bear spray remains the most effective.

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