Man Bitten by Bear While Hunting with Friends 

Monday was the first day of the bear hunting with dogs season, and it ended with a Shin Pond man getting bitten…not by his dog, but by a bear.Wardens say 37-year-old Ryan Shepard was injured in his arm and leg after being charged and then bitten by a bear.It happened while he and three friends were hunting with their dogs on a side road in T5, R7.Wardens say Shepard was able to to fire at the bear…it was killed.Shepard was transported to Millinocket Regional Hospital where he was treated for what’s being described as non-life threatening injuries.The bear is estimated to have weighed more than 300 pounds.