Two Men Hurt In Separate Bear Attacks

Michigan DNR/Wisconsin DNR, Bear Hunting Magazine

News Flash #1:
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources(DNR) and the sheriff's office in Lincoln County, Wisconsin reported a hunter was attacked by a bear on Friday, September 9th. Investigators state that the 39-year-old man from DePere, Wisconsin was hunting with a group of friends in the town of Harding when he shot the bear.

The bruin attacked the man before running away. The others in the group brought the injured man to a treatment center in Merrill where he was then transferred to a trauma center in Green Bay. The others in his hunting group returned to the area they were hunting in, found the wounded bear and killed it.

News Flash #2:
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and state police are investigating an incident where a lower Michigan man was attacked by a black bear in Mackinac County in Upper Michigan.

The 49-year-old was in a tree stand west of Trout Lake this past Sunday night when a female bear and three cubs approached. The sow climbed ten to 12 feet up the tree and clawed at the man, who tried to kick her away. The bear retreated briefly, then returned to claw him again. The hunter was able to shoot the 220 pound sow with his rifle. The man suffered lacerations to his legs and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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