By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a man who was clearing a trail behind his property in south-central 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.