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Legally blind Mich. hunter gets black bear

ISHPEMING, Mich. (AP) - A legally blind woman has bagged a bear in the Upper Peninsula.

Jaime Villa says she's tried for several years to obtain the required tag needed to hunt bears in Michigan. The state holds a lottery for the tags.

This year she got her tag and a 110 pound black bear.

Villa tells WLUC-TV her "limited sight" only allows her to "see the difference between light and dark" and "silhouettes of people."

But, Villa says, with her boyfriend's help, she pulled the trigger from a tree stand.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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