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Hunter shoots bear, bear attacks hunter

The sheriff's office in Lincoln County reports a hunter has been attacked by a bear. Investigators say 39-year-old Christopher Halfmann of De Pere was hunting with a group of friends in the town of Harding Sept. 9 when he shot the bear.

The animal attacked Halfmann before running away. The others in the group brought Halfmann to Merrill health center then he was transferred to the trauma center at a Green Bay hospital.

He was listed in stable condition last night. The group of hunters returned to the scene, found the wounded bear and killed it.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is in charge of the investigation.