Deer Hunter Attacked by Bear in Northwestern WI
Posted: 3:02 PM Nov 24, 2007
Last Updated: 3:02 PM Nov 24, 2007
Reporter: Associated Press
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BIRCHWOOD, Wis. (AP) -- A deer hunter in northwestern Wisconsin is
recovering after being attacked by a bear.
Forty-year old Jim Zemaitis says a black bear jumped him as he was
on a deer drive Thursday in the Nice Lake Marsh near Birchwood in
He says at one point he saw a black spot from the corner of his
eye, but thought it was a burned out stump. But not long after the
bear charged at him bearing his teeth. He says he rolled into a ball
with his hands over his head and started screaming.
He says the bear bit him and it felt like clamping instead of
His cousin Rick Zemaitis heard his screams and when he found him, a
black bear was on his back.
He was able to scare the bear away.
Jim Zemaitis had some puncture wounds, three stitches and a lot of
He says the attack won't deter him from hunting. But he says he
will consider bringing a gun on the next deer drive.
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