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Bear Attacks Hunter In Sierra County

Elderly victim taken to hospital



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    SIERRA COUNTY, Calif. -- An elderly hunter from Oroville was apparently attacked and seriously mauled by a bear in Sierra County, the state Department of Fish and Game said.

    Mark Lucero of Fish and Game said someone shot the animal near Camptonville, leading it to come down from a tree and charge the 83-year-old victim.

    Lucero said the bear grabbed the man, injuring his arm. The man was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where Fish and Game officials were interviewing him.

    The hunting party was using dogs at the time of the attack.

    Bear hunting season begins in early October and lasts until the allotted number of bears is killed, Lucero said.

    Lucero said the bear ran away, but added that the animal likely died.

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