- Associated Press - Monday, October 3, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say a hunter has shot and killed a brown bear after it attacked his hunting partner on Chichagof Island in southeast Alaska.

KTUU-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2dkqMUH ) that Alaska State Troopers say 36-year-old Anthony Lindoff, of Juneau, and 30-year-old Josh Dybdahl, of Hoonah, had been deer hunting near Neka Bay on Saturday when the brown bear charged them.

The female bear then pinned Dybdahl on the ground and butted him. Troopers say Lindoff had been able to get his rifle out and shoot the animal, which died.

The two men contacted the U.S. Coast Guard and were taken to a hospital.

Dybdahl suffered injuries that were not life threatening.

Troopers say the attack likely occurred as a result of the bear being startled.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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