Yes, you can carry in all the National Parks but must follow the rules of that State on Open and CCW.
Sad to hear something like this as it was avoidable. He even attended mandatory orientation on bears prior to starting out, but ignored the rules and apparently had no spray or weapon, and paid the price for a photo of a lifetime.
The official report will be available in a month or two that will go into more detail. He may not have been attacked by the grazing bear he was photographing. This attack was predatory in nature and more info will come out as to what condition the bear was in. This is not normal behavior for a grizzly. They usually attack till they feel the threat is neutralized, then leave. He may have been in a fight recently or could be an old timer that was in poor shape and was having trouble finding the necessary food sources. Wrong place at the wrong time.
Last edited by dorc-1; August 26, 2012 at 03:54 AM.