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By Andi Bourne

Bear Encounter Leaves Hunter Exhilarated


SWAN VALLEY – As Swan Valley resident Chuck Pyle headed out to go black bear hunting a few weeks ago he flippantly told his wife he would be home later that evening, “if I don’t get eaten.” Later that day, his close encounter with a grizzly bear could have made his comment a reality.

Pyle drove as far as he could up Cold Creek Road in his Jeep Wrangler. Once the snow made it impassible with his vehicle, he parked and started walk. He walked for about a mile and a half before the snow was too deep to continue without snowshoes. Having seen nothing, he turned around.

When he turned a...

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