By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant
Africa isn't the only place where big, dangerous game can run both ways. Witness the recent news from Alaska
, where two men, one a long-time hunting guide, another a hunter from Rhode Island, were mauled by grizzly bears in separate incidents in late summer. Fortunately both men survived.
In late August, Jim Tuttle, a guide with Arctic North Guides in the Brooks Range, was attacked while retrieving meat from a caribou killed by a client. (We have one positive report, 7384
, on ANG from 2009.) You can read the Anchorage Daily News
report about it here: http://www.adn.com/2013/08/26/3044248/bear-mauling-survivor-i-got-complacent.html
. We spoke to Nathaniel Herz of Anchorage Daily News
, who told us that Tuttle was in good condition after suffering wounds to the arm, groin and face. Apparently, the female grizzly that attacked Tuttle was well known to the guides and had never been aggressive. Tuttle was traveling alone, without his rifle. We could not reach him, and Phil Byrd, the owner of Arctic North Guides, refused to comment on the incident.....