• Men attacked by bear they shot with arrow


    KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. - Two hunters are recovering after being attacked by a black bear in South Kitsap County.

    The father and son tracked down the bear Saturday night near Weyers Lane in Port Orchard.

    The Kitsap Sun reports the bear had been causing problems near Sidney Glen Elementary School.

    Wildlife officials say the men shot the bear with an arrow before it ran off.

    Early Sunday morning, they followed the bear's blood trail to find and kill it.

    When they found the wounded bear, it jumped on the son and bit the father's arm. The men were not seriously hurt.

    Both were treated at a nearby hospital and released.

    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers believed the bear had since died of its injuries, but continued to look for the animal in case it was still alive.

    Sergeant Ted Jackson with Fish and Wildlife said the search for the bear  resumed at 12:30 p.m. Monday.  Dogs found the bear dead shortly after.  Wildlife officers are removing the carcass.

    KIRO 7's Alison Grande is following the story and will have more on the hunters and the attack during our 5 p.m. newscast.

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