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Bear attacks hunter in Maine

September 14, 2010

Bear attacks hunter in Maine

TOWNSHIP 5 RANGE 7, Maine — A Maine bear hunter is recovering from injuries suffered when he was attacked by a 300-pound bear he was hunting with dogs.

The Bangor Daily News says 37-year-old Ryan Shepard of Shin Pond was hunting with three friends and dogs on Monday when he was bitten in the arm and leg in the unincorporated area of Penobscot County in northern Maine known by its map coordinates Township 5 Range 7.

Officials say Shepard’s injuries were not life threatening.

Monday was the first day of Maine’s bear-hunting season with dogs.

Deborah Turcotte of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says that before he was bitten, Shepard fired his weapon at the bear after it charged past the dogs, mortally wounding it.

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