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Idaho Department of Fish and Game is investigating a report of a black bear attack on a member of a hunting party over the weekend.

The attack occurred on Sunday, September 27 in the Dry Valley Area in southeast Idaho approximately 14 miles northeast of Soda Springs. One person was hurt in the attack. They were treated at Caribou Memorial Hospital in Soda Springs and released.

Biologists and officers with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are currently investigating the incident.

Black bear attacks on humans are unusual. Records show this is the first such attack by a black bear in southeast Idaho since 2002.