Sleeping Idaho hunter woken up by black bear biting his head

AP
Published Oct 8, 2015, 5:16 pm IST
Updated Jan 13, 2016, 3:53 pm IST
He couldn't get medical care for three days because he was in a remote wilderness area
Stephen Vouch of Boise, talks to a reporter on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in Boise, Idaho. (Picture Courtesy: AP)
 Stephen Vouch of Boise, talks to a reporter on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in Boise, Idaho. (Picture Courtesy: AP)
 
Boise, Idaho: A hunter camping in Idaho woke up when a black bear started biting his head, and he couldn't get medical care for three days because he was in such a remote wilderness area. Idaho Fish and Game officials said in a statement Wednesday that 29-year-old Stephen Vouch had been hunting bighorn sheep with friends and awoke to the attack at 2 a.m. Friday.
 
Vouch yelled, and one of his friends shot the young male bear with a .45-caliber handgun. Vouch then shot and killed the wounded bear when it climbed a tree. Vouch received first aid, then the hunting group rafted downstream before flying out of the rugged Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on Sunday.
 
He was treated Monday at a hospital for cuts to his head and released.
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