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SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Police say a man has been hospitalized after being mauled by a bear in the southern edge of Superior.

The Duluth News Tribune reports Superior police officers were called to the southern edge of town on a report of a mauling about 8 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the man was with a female hunting partner who had set up over some bait, hoping to take a deer, when the bear appeared. The man tried to chase it off, but the animal turned on him.

Sgt. Adam Poskozim says the man wounded the bear with a knife and the woman shot it with an arrow, but the animal was still alive when police arrived.

The man was taken to a Duluth hospital with wounds to his right thigh and wrist. His name was not immediately released.

Police officers worried the wounded animal posed a danger to others, so they hunted it down and killed it.

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