In the late afternoon on May 29, an adult male was attacked by a bear while hiking along the Outlet Overlook Trail at Henrys Lake State Park. They are working to determine what type of bear attacked the man. HENRYS LAKE — A man is recovering after being attacked by a bear while hiking at Henrys Lake State Park Friday afternoon. Severe Weather Alert No campers are in the area as the campground does not open until May 30, but nearby hikers and anglers are currently being contacted along with nearby residents of the Henrys Lake area. Gregory Godar, 73, of West Yellowstone was hiking with his wife, Sherry Groves, on the Outlet Overlook Trail at Henrys Lake State Park in Idaho … Fish and Game has concluded the field portion of their investigation and has recommended to park officials that the trails remain closed for about a week.
Share your thoughts but better yet your pics! *follow @ForTheWin: https://www.twitter.com/forthewin Idaho Fish and Game along with Fremont County Deputies have secured the scene and are conducting an investigation of the incident. Henrys Lake State Park remains open to visitors, but trails in the area have been closed. man was attacked by a grizzly bear near Henrys Lake Outlet on Friday, according to an Idaho Fish and Game news release. “If I had one word of advice, it would be to carry your bear spray in your hand and not strapped to your chest,” says Godar. In the late afternoon on May 29, an adult male was attacked by a bear while hiking along the Outlet Overlook Trail at Henrys Lake State Park. The area was closed for a week following the incident. They also found impressions which indicated that the animals had been lying down in the area. Idaho Fish and Game along with Fremont County Deputies have secured the scene and are conducting an investigation of the incident. Statesman reporter Nicole Blanchard contributed. A hiker in eastern Idaho has survived injuries he sustained in a grizzly bear attack. The hiker was on Outlet Overlook Trail when the encounter happened, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game spokesman James Brower. At around 5:30 p.m. he was transported by helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. However, they managed to find an animal carcass that was partially eaten in the area. At around 5:30 p.m. he was transported by helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Information about the victim has not been released. Godar did not sustain any life-threatening injuries and was able to walk out on his own. As the 500-pound bear slashed his back, swung him to the ground and bit his stomach, he looked into its eyes and was sure this was the end. The victim sustained injuries, but was able to walk out on his own. In the late afternoon on May 29, an adult male was attacked by a bear while hiking along the Outlet Overlook Trail at Henrys Lake State Park. Officials are asking people to stay out of the area until the investigation is completed and it is deemed safe enough to return. A sweep of the trail system at Henrys Lake State Park was conducted by Fish and Game Saturday, May 30 but no bears were found. Henrys Lake State Park remains open to visitors, but trails in the area have been closed. Officials said Godar was unable to use his bear spray when the mother bear attacked the couple as it was strapped to his chest at the time. “I said to myself, ‘Well, at least I’m getting killed by a pretty bear.’ She was very beautiful,” Godar says. For information on the reopening of trails please contact Henrys Lake State Park at 208-558-7532. Godar explained that his wife was able to deploy her spray as they backed out of the area, but the bears were too far away by that time. “I think if I had it in my hand I could have stopped her,” he added. The man, identified as 73-year-old Gregory Godar from West Yellowstone, Montana, was hiking with his wife when they unexpectedly encountered a female grizzly bear and its two cubs.
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