Will Pelling from Biloela helps his dad prepare nine of their bulls for sale yesterday.
Will Pelling from Biloela helps his dad prepare nine of their bulls for sale yesterday. Allan Reinikka

Bear Hunter thanks all the buyers

EVEN though Will Pelling's claim to fame has passed, his nick-name “bear hunter” has stuck.

Yesterday the 25-year-old from Biloela was helping his dad prepare and sell nine bulls at the Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.

Will has been a farm hand on the family property in Theodore since he was old enough to put boots on. But he's never had an experience on the land quite like the bear bite he received in Canada.

Will was known as the Aussie who was bitten by a bear during a trip to Whistler in Canada late last year.

The adult male bear was shot by Canadian conservation officers after Will reported the attack.

He said he was wrongly blamed for the death of the bear that attacked him, with stories being spun in the media across Canada.

Will, who moved to Biloela in 2001 to become a diesel fitter, said it felt a bit like a horse bite.

During yesterday's sale, the Pelling family sold their nine bulls which averaged $5527.

Their top selling bull went for $11,000.

“We were really happy with the results and want to thank all our buyers,” Will said from the selling ring late yesterday.

Will said they arrived in Rocky for the sales on Saturday and would be returning home today.



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