Hunters killed an adult male grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park on Thanksgiving morning.
Details are scant on the bear’s death, because it’s under investigation. But officials said the bear “reportedly charged the hunting party” around 7:30 a.m. along the east bank of the Snake River to the north of Schwabacher Landing. The hunters were 48-year-old David Trembly, a Dubois man, and Trembly’s 20- and 17-year-old sons, said Dwayne Trembly, the father of David Trembly.
Following the incident, Grand Teton officials discovered a cow elk carcass nearby and closed a half-square-mile area to the northwest of Teton Point Overlook.
“It was a large adult male, and it did not have any tags,” Grand Teton spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles said of the dead grizzly. “It is the first bear mortality within the park that was the result of a hunter.”
A team of park law enforcement rangers, biologists and management personnel is conducting the investigation. They will consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because grizzly bears have Endangered Species Act protection, Anzelmo-Sarles said.