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A Wounded Washington State Black Bear Attacked Father and Son Bowhunters

Injured by the hunters’ arrows, a Washington State black bear attacked a father and his son as they trailed the animal.

A father and son hunting team made an early-morning emergency visit to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington after the black bear they had arrowed turned the tables on them and attacked.

According to Q13 Fox, the duo were hunting a nuisance bear around Weyers Lane and Berry Lake Road in Port Orchard. Properly licensed for the hunt, they soon located the bear on the evening of Sept. 19 and shot it with an arrow.

Unable to follow the bear’s trail, they decided to head home; however, after deliberating the potential danger of a wounded bear close to a neighborhood, the father and son returned to the trail, found the bear, and shot it with another arrow.

This time, though, the bear attacked, jumping on the son and biting the father before running into the woods. They called 911 and were taken to the hospital. Investigators discovered the dead bear Monday.

Washington State Fish and Wildlife officials said it would have been wise to call them instead of following a wounded bear on their own, especially when armed with only archery gear.

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A Wounded Washington State Black Bear Attacked Father and Son Bowhunters