Missing Bear Hunters Found

magicvalley.com, Bear Hunting Magazine

POST FALLS, Idaho - A pair of missing bear hunters in northern Idaho have been found.

Captain Ben Wolfinger of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department says search and rescue teams first dispatched yesterday tracked down the two hunters from Post Falls without much difficulty.

The hunters are identified as 49-year-old Craig Wies and 65-year-old Russell Lowe.

They were found in their truck after it became stranded in snow. Both were in good condition.

They left Post Falls Sunday morning, heading for a trailhead in the northeast corner of the county.

Wolfinger says the men were missing for more than 24 hours by the time they were located.

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