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A bear ripped open this tent in Ponderosa Campground where the Stoltenbergs and friends had set up camp. The bear did not attack them, but later attacked another camper.

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Bear DNA inconclusive

Witness recalls bear attack at campground

DNA testing failed to link any of the three bears killed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department last week after a series of attacks on people near the Ponderosa Campground this month. Additional testing could eventually link one of the bears to the third attack, according to a statement released Thursday. In the meantime, Game and Fish says it has stopped hunting any more black bears pending results. “We changed our methodology,” said Tim Holt, field supervisor with Game and Fish.


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