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Trinity man nabs Piney Creek black bear

Originally published: Nov. 16, 2012
Last modified: Nov. 16, 2012

Jesse Campbell

Robert Turner has been hunting for years, but Friday was literally his first shot

at an elusive black bear. 

Turner, of Trinity, shot the 300-pound creature during an early morning hunting excursion in the Piney Creek community. 

"He went about 50 yards after I shot him," said Turner. "I heard him cry out a few minutes after and I said, 'I must have hit him.'"

Turner shot the bear with a .50 caliber muzzleloader. 

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