UPDATE: Overdue hunter returns home

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Update: 11:30 a.m.

BIGHORNMOUNTAINS — Friday at approximately 5:30 a.m., Sheridan Area Search and Rescue was activated to help locate an overdue hunter. He returned to his home at approximately 9:20 a.m. after spending the night in the mountains.

The hunter has been identified as 49-year-old Story resident John Stauffer.

On Thursday, Stauffer and a hunting companion were hunting west of Story in the Piney Creek/Penrose area and Stauffer failed to arrive at a predetermined location and time.

Stauffer is an experienced outdoorsman who was hunting lions with hounds.

His truck was located in South Piney Canyon. Because the area he was hunting is very close to the Sheridan and Johnson County border, SASR officials had requested that the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team assist in the case.

Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mark Conrad said approximately eight volunteers from SASR were out Friday morning, but the effort was just getting started and that number was expected to fluctuate during the day, before Stauffer was found.

 

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BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Friday at approximately 5:30 a.m., Sheridan Area Search and Rescue was activated regarding an overdue hunter. He was found just before 9:30 a.m.

The hunter has been identified as 49-year-old Story resident John Stauffer.

On Thursday, Stauffer and a hunting companion were hunting west of Story in the Piney Creek/Penrose area and Stauffer failed to arrive at a predetermined location and time.

Stauffer is an experienced outdoorsman who is lion hunting with hounds.

Further information will be provided as it is available.

By |Nov. 6, 2015|

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