Wisconsin Bowhunter Attacked By Bear

Safety Harness May Have Saved His Life

Bear Hunting Magazine

LADYSMITH, Wis. --Kevin Schultz was strapped into a tree stand 12 feet above ground when a bear cub climbed up and planted itself on a branch above his head.

Then it cried for its mother.

Schultz, 42, had seen the family of four bears come out of a nearby cornfield Friday evening and amble his way. When they parked themselves under his elm tree, he yelled and tried to shoo them away.

That scared the cub, who scampered up the tree and settled by Schultz.

The sow heard his cries, saw Schultz and climbed the tree and attacked Schultz, who tried to fend her off with his bow and kicks.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

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