Bear joins young hunter in tree stand

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  May 17, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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May 17 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Alberta hunter's encounter with a bear that climbed up to his tree stand was caught on camera by a fellow hunter.

Davin Grunow was hunting last week with family friend Mark White near Bonnyville, Alberta, when White captured video of a bear cub climbing the tree where Grunlow was sitting in his stand.

The video shows Grunlow holding still until the bear climbs back down to rejoin its mother and a sibling.

White praised Grunlow for handling the situation correctly.

"We always know, when we go in the stand, if the bear comes up the tree, stay calm," White told Global News. "Show respect."

White said the teenager "handled himself unbelievably."

"It was something that could have gone terribly wrong, but didn't," White said.

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