Pa Girl 18 Attacked By Bear While Hunting

12.11.13 | Bob Price

A black bear attacked a teenager in central Pennsylvania as she hunted deer on a family farm. Camille Marie Bomboy of Mill Hall, suffered severe bites on her arms and shoulders, and a deep cut on her head. She was hunting with a large group on Monday in Porter Township, about 75 miles northwest of Harrisburg, when three black bear cubs ran past her. Troopers said the girl turned around to see a large black bear charging her and that the victim's stepfather was able to scare it off. The girl underwent surgery at a local hospital. The black bear population in Pennsylvania has increased from about 4,000 in the 1970s to about 14,000 today, according to the State Game commission. There hasn't been a fatal bear attack in Pennsylvania for more than a century.  In 2002, a black bear killed a 5-month old baby girl in NY’s Catskill Mountains.