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UPDATE: Haskell bear rescued, released in wild

June 6, 2014

JOSH BRIGGS/The Saline Courier Saline County emergency rescue personnel, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and volunteers load an estimated 275-pound black bear onto a gurney Thursday in Haskell. From left, are Haskell Police Officer Heath Ward, Haskell firefighter Chris Santee, Saline County Deputy Jack Campbell, AGAF Cpl. Todd Smith and two volunteers.

The bear that was found in a tree in Haskell on Thursday was tranquilized and rescued by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Following the rescue, Jake Whisenhunt, wildlife biologist, released the 275-pound bear into the Ouachita National Forest. For full details on event, grab an issue of today's Saline Courier.


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