Bedford Co. Hunter Bitten by Bear

Bedford Co., VA - A Bedford County hunter ended up with stitches after being bitten by a bear, according to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Conservation Police said Dwain Karnes, 32, was hunting with dogs Saturday afternoon in the Suck Mountain area when the dogs ran onto private property and got into a fight with a bear.

An officer said when Karnes tried to pull the dogs off, he slid feet first into the bear, and the bear bit both of the man's arms.

Karnes was treated at Bedford Memorial Hospital and released. The bear ran off.