After Hope Bear Attack, Wildlife Officials Kill Four Area Bruins

After a man was killed near the Southcentral Alaska community of Hope in a bear attack, state wildlife officials investigated the DNA of several bears that prompted action. Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News:

Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials investigating last week’s fatal bear mauling near Hope killed one brown bear and three black bears, all females, near the attack area on Wednesday, the agency said in a written statement Thursday.

Daniel Schilling, 46, was killed on July 29 while clearing a trail about a mile behind his property off Mile 8 of the Hope Highway.

Fish and Game officials have collected both female brown and black bear DNA associated with the attack site and victim, according to the investigation’s preliminary results, the agency said.