This story has a lot of twists and turns from various officials-
This story, at least the earlier version of it, has already been discussed a lot in “have you hears any good wildlife . . .”
I decided it was time to post the outcome: dead man and dead bear. Was this a screwup, bad luck ?? There hasn’t been very much accurate official information. The incidents took place in the Kitty Creek area, east of Yellowstone Park adjacent to the Washakie Wilderness.
Officials kill bear suspected in fatal mauling near Yellowstone. Billings Gazette. By Ruffin Provost.
June 23 Update. Griz victim knew of trap. Friend of slain botanist said the scientist went into bear area despite warnings. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole News and Guide