Gravelly Range

Correction: A previous version of this story stated the hunter was taken to Ruby Valley Medical Center in Sheridan, Wyoming. The Ruby Valley Medical Center is in Sheridon, Montana. YPR News regrets the error.

Another hunter survived a grizzly bear attack Tuesday in the western Gravelly Mountains. The attack happened between the Coal Creek Drainage and Eureka Basin Road, according to a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. It was about eight miles south of where three other hunters were injured last week in two separate grizzly bear attacks.

Grizzly bear stock photo.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks in the same area of southwestern Montana less than 12 hours apart, wildlife officials said.

A bighorn sheep lies in the snow just south of Ennis, Montana.
Corin Cates-Carney / MTPR

Below the peaks of the Madison Range, south of Ennis, a herd of more than a dozen bighorn sheep are grazing among snow-covered sagebrush. It’s around freezing.

The animals, with their iconic curled horns, look healthy, but Garrett Long, with the Wild Sheep Foundation, tells me that restoring the animal’s population in the West is a big challenge.