Widow Files Lawsuit Over Grizzly Death

Man was killed near govt. bear study area

Oct 31, 2011
Outside Magazine

The widow of an Illinois man killed by a grizzly beat near Yellowstone is suing the federal government, claiming that it failed to warn the couple that researchers had released tranquilized bears in the area. Erwin Evert, 70, was mauled to death after he encountered a bear while on a walk near the cabin he and his wife, Yolanda, kept in Wyoming. Evert's lawyer, Emily Rankin, says that the government created a dangerous condition by trapping and releasing tranquilized bears in the area without posting warning signs.

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