DNR Investigating Bear Attack

10/10/11 – The state D-N-R is investigating the mauling of a deer hunter by a bear in Superior. The man was wounded on his right leg and wrist, and was taken to a hospital in nearby Duluth Minnesota. His name was not immediately released. According to police, the man and a female hunting companion were setting bait Saturday night off a road on the south edge of Superior when the bear came along. Officers said the man tried to chase away the 150-to-200 pound animal – but the bear turned on the hunter and attacked him. Police said the man wounded the bear with a knife, and his hunting partner tried to shoot it with an arrow. But the bear was still alive when officers got there. And they shot the animal, fearing it would be dangerous to others. The bear is being tested for rabies.