Troopers were notified at 10:07 p.m. of the mauling, the agency said in a report early Thursday.
“It was reported that a Hope resident had been clearing a trail approximately 1 mile behind his property which is located off of mile 8 of the Hope Hwy,” the report said. “His wife became concerned when he was overdue, and their dog, which had been with him returned home alone.”
Troopers said the body was located by family and friends in the area where the man had been working. The man’s wounds were consistent with a bear attack, troopers said.