Man Bitten By Bear While Hunting In VirginiaWAMU, Bear Hunting Magazine
A Virginia man is recovering after being bitten by a black bear while hunting in the Jefferson National Forest in Botetourt County.
Conservation Police Officer Shannon Smith with the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said the 55-year-old from the Fincastle area was attacked. Smith said the man was with a party of bear hunters when the incident occurred. The bear was chased up into a tree and shot by the hunters before leaving the tree and attacking the hunter.
The man suffered a severe laceration to his leg and was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. The bear was fatally shot by one of the other hunters in the party.