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Tests confirm grizzly bears involved in Wyoming attack

September 20, 2018

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Forensic testing has confirmed that the grizzly bears killed by Wyoming wildlife managers are the ones involved in the mauling death of a hunting guide last week.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Thursday that tests matched saliva from the sow and hair from the yearling bear to saliva and hair found on the victim’s clothing.

Mark Uptain, of Jackson Hole, died in the attack last Friday after Uptain and a hunting client went to cut up an elk that they had hunted in a wilderness area east of Grand Teton National Park. The client, Corey Chubon of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The sow was shot by wildlife managers on Sunday after it charged them. The cub was captured and euthanized.

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