July 11, 2017

Bison charges, injures hiker in North Unit

By Jack Dura
Farmer Staff Writer

A bison injured a visitor to Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s North Unit while the man was hiking two weeks ago.
Michael Turk, 65, of Juneau, Alaska, was hiking the Buckhorn Trail between 9 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, for sunset photography, the National Park Service reported.
Along the way, he encountered a bison, which he gave a wide berth. He took photos of another bison while returning to the Juniper Campground, and while doing so, the bison charged him.

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