Hunters survive night attack in Purcell Mountains. Hiked 5 kilometers back to truck after attack-
Two lucky hunters survived what sounds to me like a half-hearted predatory attack by a female grizzly. There is evidence that they had been followed by two grizzlies earlier that day.
I say “half-hearted” because they would not have survived a full scale attack. Although they had a rifle in the tent, during the struggle they couldn’t chamber the bullet. Fortunately, they were able to chase the bear away.
B.C. hunters on the mend after grizzly bear attack. By Sunny Dhillon (CP)