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Montana hunter in serious condition after grizzly bear attack

Montana wildlife officials say a hunter who was attacked by a grizzly bear over the weekend is hospitalized in serious condition but didn't suffer life-threatening injuries.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokeswoman Andrea Jones says the victim remained in a Seattle hospital Wednesday in serious but stable condition. His name hasn't been released.

The father of the 47-year-old Stevensville man reported hearing a gunshot just before finding his son with serious injuries Sunday afternoon.

On Monday, his father led a bear specialist, state game wardens and U.S. Forest Service rangers into the area of extreme southwestern Montana where the attack occurred while the men were hunting black bear.

Jones says the 10-year-old male grizzly died of a gunshot wound near where the hunter was mauled. She says an investigation is continuing.

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