NEW YORK (OCN) — He’d never gone hunting but decided to give it a shot.
While hunting with his father, James King, 7, shot a bear that could have killed his father Stephen King. The bear, which was believed to be looking for food, came up onto the King’s camp site.
With his gun unloaded, King decided to keep at bay the bear with a shovel. While doing so, Stephen began to load the gun and fired towards the bear.
The bear ran off with injuries and was later caught to be given medical treatment. According to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, hunting is among the most popular forms of wildlife recreation in New York State and nearly 700,000 New Yorkers and over 50,000 nonresidents hunt in the Empire State.