Bear Attack in Grand Teton National Park

A bear attacked a 32-year-old Jackson man in Grand Teton National Park earlier Sunday as he was hunting elk. 

Officials say he followed the safety recommendations for handling such an encounter, including carrying bear spray and dropping to the ground and covering his head.   He didn't fire any shots at the bear or kill any elk previously. 

 Subsequent warnings have been placed in the area of the attack. It is unknown what species the bear was and many details remain unclear including the health status of the hunter. The hunter's name has not been released.