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Wildlife Area Closed After Bear Kills Hunter

November 02, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A wildlife management area in the mountains of western Montana was closed after authorities discovered the body of a hunter apparently killed by a grizzly bear.

Bill Thomas, spokesman for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, said that the area will remain closed indefinitely while authorities attempt to locate and kill the bear believed responsible.

Timothy Hilston, 54, of Great Falls, was apparently attacked while gutting an elk he had killed in the Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area, about 38 miles northeast of Missoula.

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