Troopers: Man found dead after apparent bear mauling

    Hope, Alaska (AP) -Alaska State Troopers say a man who was clearing a trail behind his property in Southcentral Alaska was found dead with wounds consistent with a bear attack.

    Troopers say they received a report late Wednesday that a Hope man who set out to clear a trail about a mile behind his property had not returned home and a dog that had gone with him came back alone.

    Troopers say the man's body was found by family and friends in the area in which he had been working.

    A regional supervisor with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says preliminary information indicates the animal involved was a brown bear.

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