18 animals left to waste during Forty Mile caribou hunt

Some animals were left to waste in last week’s Forty Mile caribou hunt along the Steese Highway. An Alaska State Trooper Dispatch said 18 animals: 15 cows and three bulls were shot and left, with more reports coming in.

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The dispatch said several hunters helped wildlife troopers salvage meat, for donation to charity.

Troopers note that the harvest was rapid during the two-day hunt, adding that while most hunters obeyed regulations, over 50 citations were issued for a range of offenses.

Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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