Glenn Bohn, a 77-yeard-old hunter is recovering in hospital from injuries he sustained after he was attacked by a grizzly bear just east of Denali National Park.

The call came in at around 1:34pm Friday when Alaska State Troopers were notified that Bohn was bear hunting when he was attacked by the bear that was eventually shot and killed by Bohn’s hunting partner.

Bohn was quickly driven via snow machine back to the Denali Highway where he was then air-lifted by LifeMed for treatment in Anchorage.

Additional details have yet to be released, but it was noted that neither Bohn nor his hunting partner were using bait to hunt the bear, and that the animal was confirmed to have been a boar according to a Fish and Game spokesman.

Bohn’s family has asked for their privacy in the matter while they concentrate on the victim’s health.