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Bears trap Ontario bow hunter in tree stand

A bow hunter in northwestern Ontario was trapped in a tree stand for several hours on Saturday after seven bears surrounded the tree and prevented him from leaving, Ontario Provincial Police reported.

A bow hunter in northwestern Ontario was trapped in a tree stand for several hours on Saturday after seven bears surrounded the tree and prevented him from leaving, Ontario Provincial Police reported.

Officials reported that the incident happened west of Dryden in a wooded area where hunters were baiting bears. The hunter had left for a tree stand at about 2:30 p.m., and when he had not returned that night the camp owner went to check on him. After finding three adult bears and four cubs surrounding the tree stand, the camp owner contacted provincial police for help at about 11 p.m.

Officers were able to assist the hunter out of the area without incident, and without firing any shots, police reported. No one was injured.

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