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YUKON DELTA: Moose Poaching Case Solved
Alaska Region, June 22, 2004
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Refuge Officers and Alaska State Troopers investigated the poaching of four moose on the Yukon Delta Refuge. Acting on a tip, Refuge Officers interviewed individuals reportedly involved in the illegally taken moose. Interviews led to ten citations being issued to six individuals for the take and transportation of four moose illegally taken near the village of Kipnuk. These cases will be prosecuted through the State courts. These cases are especially significant since the State of Alaska, local villages, and the Yukon Delta Refuge recently agreed to a 5-year moratorium on the taking of moose along the Kuskokwim River in hopes of rebuilding the population. This moratorium will go into effect in September 2004.

Contact Info: Kristen Gilbert, 907-786-3391, Kristen_Gilbert@fws.gov



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