Alaska Wildlife Troopers cite more caribou hunters
Alaska Wildlife Troopers have cited additional non-local hunters for improper caribou harvest.
On Aug. 30, troopers out of Coldfoot issued two criminal citations to Wasilla resident Kemmer Sorrell, 65, for killing two cow caribou in Game Management Unit 26B. The harvest is restricted to bulls only. Along with the citations, Sorrell will be expected to appear in Barrow District Court.
Then, on Sept. 1, troopers cited Kenneth Hickman, 37, of Fairbanks, in the same unit. Through an investigation, they found Hickman had killed a bull caribou but had failed to leave evidence of sex naturally attached to the animal. This is required as the hunt is restricted to bulls, so cows may not be killed. Along with his citation, his bail was set at $160 with Barrow District Court.
These citations come on the heels of similar incidents late last month in which a family from out of state and two Fairbanks men were written up by law enforcement for a handful of infractions around the same unit.
More information about current hunts around the state, including caribou, can be found at www.adfg.alaska.gov.