Hunter injured recovering bear

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:04

    Huntingdon - A Cumberland County man was injured by a more than 320-pound black bear he had shot and was trying to recover on the first day of bear season, Nov. 21. Samuel H. Beauchamp, 47, of Newville, was swiped by the injured bear and bitten twice during the encounter, which occurred in Huntingdon County’s Todd Township in the Rothrock State Forest in south-central PA. The bear, which had been shot four times, died at Beauchamp’s feet shortly after he had been bitten the second time. The hunter was taken to the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, where he was treated and released.