Ovando grizzly attack likely linked to food-conditioned bear

OVANDO - The grizzly bear that fatally mauled cyclist Leah Davis Lokan last summer was likely food conditioned, according to an official Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) Board of Review report on the Ovando grizzly attack.

The IGBC reviewed the official report and recommendations at a meeting on Wednesday, July 13 with Fish and Wildlife Grizzly Bear Coordinator Hilary Cooley. Cooley said officials found food and toiletries in and around the tent, along with lingering food scents from July 4 picnic celebrations.

In the early morning of July 6, 2021, a bear fatally mauled 65-year-old Lo...


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