Press Release

Member of Hunting Party Attacked by Black Bear

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is investigating a report of a black bear attack on a member of a hunting party over the weekend. The attack occurred on Sunday, September 27 in the Dry Valley Area of Unit 76 in southeast Idaho approximately 14 miles northeast of Soda Springs. The individual was treated at Caribou Memorial Hospital in Soda Springs and released.

Biologists and officers with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are currently investigating the incident.

Black bear attacks on humans are unusual. Records show this is the first such attack by a black bear in southeast Idaho since 2002.

More information will be released when it becomes available.