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Article posted: 11/6/2013 8:31 PM

Bears, humans create another scene in Churchill

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A recent example of the sometimes scary entertainment from the northlands, half-jokingly called "Arctic Theater."

In the frozen area around Churchill, Manitoba, tourists and locals alike wander around either on foot or in tour buses.

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Sometimes the human/wildlife traffic doesn't mix so well.

A man and a woman were hospitalized after an early morning attack by a polar bear in Churchill, a city located on Hudson Bay and well known for its bear population.

"I ran out to see a huge mama bear and her cub scurrying across the street from the back alley. Then we started hearing shots, then screaming and yelling, then more shots," said resident Joe Myles.

A tour guide was mauled but manage to survive the attack.

Save the date:

Another reminder: Myself and radio show co-host A.J. Paul will be in the Grandt Rod booth the evening of Jan. 22 for a Daily Herald-sponsored promotional event celebrating the 2013 super event. We'll have special drawing for a custom Grandt rod and Little Action Mac worms.

Fishing report:

Fox Chain: Once again, excellent crappie angling on Channel Lake, Lake Catherine and Bluff Lake.

Bangs Lake: I have been cautioned to ease up on promoting this wonderful bass hot spot (only kidding). But the crappie action continues in shallow water.

Lake Michigan: Snaggers are getting their share of soon-to-die kings off Chicago and Waukegan locations. But there are some decent brown trout being caught on live bait in Waukegan and Racine.

•Listen to Mike Jackson Outdoors radio 6-7 a.m. Sundays on WSBC 1240-AM, and check the podcast at www.mikejacksonoutdoors.com.

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