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DNR: Man mauled by bear in Burnett County


SHELL LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- A man who was attacked by a black bear in northwestern Wisconsin is recovering at a hospital in the Twin Cities.
   The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the man was attacked in his yard near Shell Lake Monday about 9:30 p.m. DNR carnivore specialist David MacFarland says the man's dog apparently initiated contact with the bear.
   MacFarland says the man's brother came out of the cabin and shot and injured the bear, which ran away.
   The Burnett County Sheriff's Department says the man was taken to a hospital in Shell Lake. He was then airlifted to a hospital in the Twin Cities, whre MacFarland says he's in stable condition.
   DNR wildlife supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says officials have set up traps for the bear in case it returns.

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