bear attack

A Chitina man working in the field near Gulkana is being treated at an Anchorage hospital for serious injuries he sustained Tuesday in a bear attack.

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Experts with the state Department of Fish and Game say the black bear that attacked two workers last month near the Pogo Mine was hungry and showing predator-like behavior.

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Officials with the federal Bureau of Land Management have temporarily closed a campground on the Taylor Highway near Chicken due to increasingly aggressive behavior by a black bear that’s developed a taste for campers’ food.


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Pogo Mine officials have halted field work outside of the main camp after a black bear killed one contract worker and injured another at a remote site Monday. Meanwhile, state Wildlife Troopers and a federal mine-safety official began investigating the bear attack near the gold mine some 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction.