A man spending his Sunday evening, hunting in a tree stand above bear bait was a little alarmed when a large female bear started climbing up the tree to him instead of staying at the bait. The 49 year old hunter was in the Upper Peninsula’s Mackinac County, Michigan.
Three bear cubs came around after 8 pm, and were picking through the bait pile. Then a large female bear came to the tree as well. She spotted the hunter in his tree stand and climbed the tree. She made it 10-12 feet. The hunter kicked at her and sustained minor injuries to his legs from the bear. The bear resumed the attack at which point the hunter shot the bear. From Detroit Free Press .