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Hunter Attacked After Surprising Mother Bear With Cubs

Published: September 08, 2022 at 11:27 AM Author: Penny Eims



Alaska – This week, a Michigan man, who was hunting along the upper East Fork Indian River outside of Glennallen, was mauled by a mother bear who was with her three cubs. According to a release from the Alaska State Troopers, the man was able to fend off the angry sow with bear spray.

According to the release, Alaska Wildlife Troopers received the report on the evening of Sept. 6. The agency said:

Nicholas Kuperus, age 33 of Michigan, and his hunting partners surprised a sow grizzly bear with three cubs. Kuperus was attacked by the sow and received serious puncture wounds to his arms but was able to deter and stop the attack using bear spray.

A State aircraft (PA-18 Super Cub) was dispatched to the area and was able to land on a nearby ridgetop. The man was transported to an ambulance in Glennallen. No other injuries were reported.

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Marnel
Marnel
15 days ago

Poor babies, this human POS got what he deserved.

Heidi Maseduca
Heidi Maseduca
2 days ago
Reply to  Marnel

Too bad the bear didn’t finish him off ! These ripple suck !

Heidi Maseduca
Heidi Maseduca
2 days ago
Reply to  Heidi Maseduca

These people suck!

Meech
Meech
12 days ago

That’s what the Hunter deserved! Hunting bears when they have babies means the babies will die! What’s the matter with these people ? Shame on Alaska for allowing bear hunting. Hope more hunters get the same

tamara beinlich
tamara beinlich
8 days ago

LMAO! Don’t want to be attacked by a wild bear stay out of their house trying to kill them!

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
5 days ago

I mean, he was a hunter. Not enough happened to him, he should’ve been killed. We don’t need this walking trash around us (and by us, I mean wildlife too). Any “person” who makes survival harder for innocents is using oxygen they don’t deserve.

ABS314
ABS314
3 days ago

Only sorry the bastard wasn’t permanently ENDED.

Faune
Faune
3 days ago

I feel no sympathy for him. If people can kill animals why should it be not OK for them to do the same especially when one is protecting her cubs? I agree with everything that was said here so no need to say more.

Carol Green
Carol Green
3 days ago

I understand the anger, but I didn’t see anything that says they were bear hunting. They’re usually deer hunters. I will not eat venison or any other meat obtained by hunting but I do watch a reality show that focuses on several families that do hunt for subsistence food and I think that’s an appropriate way to feed themselves. Where I live there are game ranches that raise whitetail and offer “hunts” to “hunters”…… I think that’s horrible and wish the fish n game dept would put a stop to sport hunting.

Chris Saranchuk
Chris Saranchuk
2 days ago
Reply to  Carol Green

I concur with you Carol

Jaime Perez
Jaime Perez
3 days ago

Hunters are nothing short of brain dead idiots. Stay out of the bear’s territory! He got what he deserved.

Tracey
Tracey
3 days ago

I will be more than pissed-off if I hear that these bears were euthanized because of this incident. Humans are such scum.

DIANE
DIANE
3 days ago

HUNTER GOT WHAT HE DESERVED!

Judy
Judy
3 days ago

Yay, sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted!

Everett Gloria
Everett Gloria
3 days ago

It’s a pity that beautiful bears don’t know how to use guns – she could have shot him with his own gun and then shoved it up his arse. Well done mama bear ❤️

Sybil Erden
Sybil Erden
3 days ago

Karma!!!

Patricia Burns
Patricia Burns
2 days ago

Too bad the POS wasnt killed by the mamma bear…no sympathy whatsoever for hunters. LEAVE THE WILDLIFE ALONE!!!

LOL
LOL
2 days ago

STAY HOME YOU USELESS TOXIC MASCULINITY WASTE! KILL YOURSELF NOT OTHERS!

Caroline Van Haeften
Caroline Van Haeften
2 days ago

Good for mother bear! I hate hunters! ALL of them! How can anyone have a passion to kill? OMG sick arrogance!

DCC
DCC
2 days ago

Nicholas Kuperus, age 33 of Michigan got what he deserved and if he didn’t have man-made bear spray he would not have survived. Wanna be a man? Hunt just like an animal = no weapons!! Just you and the opponent. Hunters are not fighting fair. I just don’t respect the sport because it’s not a sport when you have weapons and your opponents don’t.