A bear has attacked a bow hunter in Teton County.

Sheriff's officials say the bear attacked the man from behind Tuesday morning (September 13th), in the Skull Creek area northeast of Jackson.

The man suffered bites to his arm and a scalp injury.

Another hunter took the victim to a waiting ambulance in Jackson.

The man's condition wasn't immediately available.

Sheriff's Lt. Slade Ross says the victim was alert and breathing.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department spokesman Mark Gocke says investigators are on the scene looking for tracks and other evidence.

He says they're not sure if the bear was a black bear or grizzly bear but would like to find out.