You have permission to edit this article.
Hiker injured by grizzly south of Cody

Hiker injured by grizzly south of Cody

  • Updated
  • 0

A grizzly bear like this one attacked a hiker south of Cody on Tuesday.

A man hiking south of Cody, Wyoming, on Tuesday was injured in a surprise encounter with a grizzly bear.

The hiker suffered injuries to his arm and chest but was able to bandage himself and hike back to the Deer Creek trailhead. Once there, another hiker contacted the Park County Sheriff's Office at about 3 p.m. and began driving the man to the Cody hospital. Wyoming Game and Fish personnel met the victim en route to Cody and accompanied him to the hospital.

Interviews with the man revealed he had been hiking alone on a game trail in the Washakie Wilderness when he surprised a grizzly bear in a day bed only 7 to 8 feet away. The bear immediately charged, knocked the victim to the ground, then left the area, WGFD said in a press release.

The incident occurred so quickly that the victim was not able to use his bear spray.

"Due to the remote location and low probability of locating the bear, no management action is planned at this time," the agency reported.

The victim's age, name or place of residence were not released.

The trailhead is located about 41 miles south of Cody along the South Fork Shoshone River. 


Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

  • 5 min to read

LIVINGSTON — There’s an added burden when taking over an historic business. That may be why Dale Sexton seems a bit fatigued as he gives a tour of Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop, which he and Mark Gurley purchased in April.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News