Fly Shop Owner Mauled By Bear In Bow-Hunting Incident

September 26, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Richard Paini, an owner of Trouthunter Fly Shop on the Henry’s Fork, suffered deep forearm wounds, a fracture and a severely injured left hand in a bear attack that occurred Saturday morning while Paini was bow hunting in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  We spoke to Chris Andeline, a Trouthunter employee, this morning: “Richard had about five hours of surgery Saturday night and the doctors said he is doing fine.  He did lose his left ring finger, but at least the arm break was clean. It’s a very good thing that they had cell phone service in the location; help arrived within eight to ten minutes.”