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Bear Shot and Killed in Russellville

River Valley Leader received reports a neighbor shot a bear nine times when the bear attacked their dog.
RUSSELLVILLE, AR- FOX 16's content partner River Valley Leader has received reports Saturday regarding a bear that was seen roaming near the Russellville Country Club off of Highway 7 on July 3rd.

According to the report, the bear was shot nine times with 9mm hollow point bullets by a nearby homeowner when the bear attacked their dog. Wildlife officers tracked several large pools of blood shortly after, but were unable to locate the bear before sunset.

Wildlife officers do believe that the bear has died, but they have yet to locate the remains. They're now counting on buzzards and other scavenging birds to help them locate the dead bear.
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