Brown bear mauls moose hunter in Alaska

Last Updated Sep 23, 2015 4:44 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Authorities say a Texas man mauled by a brown bear while moose hunting in Alaska has suffered serious injuries.

They say a bear with cubs attacked 47-year-old Gregory Joseph Matthews of Plano as he hunted Tuesday with his brother in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. He is expected to survive.

Refuge manager Andy Loranger says fishermen in the area alerted authorities, and Matthews was flown to a nearby hospital. He was listed in good condition Wednesday and refused requests for an interview.

Loranger says salmon are passing through nearby waterways, attracting bears to the area.

Wildlife officials are looking for the bear in the area near Doroshin Bay at the upper end of Skilak Lake, but it remains open.