Grizzly Mauls and Kills Backcountry Guide Near Yellowstone

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Grizzly Mauls and Kills Backcountry Guide Near Yellowstone

Grizzly Mauls and Kills Backcountry Guide Near YellowstoneHighway 191 runs through some prime fishing Montana fishing country, passing Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, and through a narrow canyon before opening into wide country just west of Yellowstone. Last week, Charles W. Mock IV, 40, an experienced backcountry guide was killed by a grizzly bear, likely protecting a cached moose carcass, not far from 191, near Baker’s Hole campground. Mock lived in West Yellowstone, knew the area well, and was carrying bear spray. 6-foot stands of brush line the Gallatin in many places, it would be very easy to spook a bear there. The mayor of West Yellowstone, Jerry Johnson, who owned the guide service Mock was employed by, said Mock was a very experienced outdoorsman.

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