B.C. bear that attacked hunter who shot it believed to be dead: Conservation officers

A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta, June, 2020.

The B.C. Conservation Officer Services (COS) says it believes it located the body of a bear that had attacked a hunter who had shot it earlier this week.

On Thursday, the COS says a man who was hunting with another person shot and wounded a black bear near Agur Lake in the Summerland area.

When the man went to approach the bear, “believing it had been killed,” it suddenly got up and attacked him.

Conservation officers say the bear knocked the man to the ground and continued to attack him before the hunter was able to fire another shot.

The bear then fled the area while the man went to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Conservation officers searched the area for several hours but were unable to locate the bear, dead or alive, on Thursday.

The COS initially told people to avoid the area because of safety concerns related to the wounded bear.

On Friday, however, the COS said it located the carcass of the bear that is believed to have been involved in the incident.


Adam Chan

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