Grizzly bears attack 2 hunters south of Fort Nelson, B.C.

Two hunters were attacked by as many as three grizzly bears south of Fort Nelson, B.C., according to rescue officials.

Two hunters were attacked by as many as three grizzly bears south of Fort Nelson, B.C., according to rescue officials.

Rescue helicopter was dispatched from Comox, on Vancouver Island, to help the hunters

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Rise in wolf attacks leads to call for US hunters

Rise in wolf attacks leads to call for US hunters

Bring in the Americans? France’s wolf attacks on sheep are on the increase and the hunters have had no luck tracking the killers.   Photo: ArranET/flickr

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“In France, no one knows how to hunt wolves!” cried Laurent Cayrel, head of Var prefect in Provence, as he met with sheep farmers recently. Cayrel proposed that local authorities call in experienced hunters from the US and eastern Europe to try to stem the rising number of attacks on sheep.

“I wanted the hunters to feel competitive, but the idea was a serious one,” Cayrel later told the Sud-Est newspaper.

He may be joined by others in calling for armed intervention from hunters from across the pond if the so far fruitless attempts by locals to kill the wild animals continues for much longer.

Not a single wolf was killed during a recent 150-man hunt to cull the animals in the nearby military camp of Canjuers, in Provence where up to 80 percent of all wolf attacks in France have taken place. The military allows farmers to let their sheep graze on the plateau in Provence, which houses western Europe’s biggest military training ground.

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