Hunter fatally mauled by grizzly bear in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

A grizzly bear roams through Nugget Creek in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. (Photo courtesy National Park Service)

A hunter has been killed by a grizzly bear in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

According to a park press release, the hunter was on a 10-day moose hunt with a friend near the Chisana River drainage when he was mauled on Sunday. 

It’s the first time a bear mauling has been recorded in the park since it was established in 1980, according to the release. 

Park officials did not identify the hunter.