A conflict between trappers late last year has led to criminal
Bruce Hakel, 40, faces charges of third-degree theft, two counts of
fifth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of hindering lawful
Court records say Hakel removed traps, released trapped lynx and
later closed traps belonging to a trapper who had set a trapline near
McDonald Creek in the Tanana Flats, near Hakel's trapline.
Hakel claimed to have a registered trapline and advised his
competitor to "go away," court records stated.
Alaska law does not give exclusive trapline rights to one trapper,
* Two Tetlin men face charges in connection with a moose killed near
Tetlin on Nov. 29.
Byron Captain, 30, was cited on charges of taking game during closed
season and unlawful possession and transportation. James L. Wright, 47,
was cited on a charge of unlawful possession of moose meat.
Tok Alaska Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement troopers found the kill
site Nov. 30 while on a routine patrol, stated a trooper report.
They say Captain shot the moose and recruited others to help him
salvage it. Half the animal was reportedly found at Wright's residence.
The other half was in Captain's possession, the report stated.
Troopers say they saw fresh blood and moose hair in the bed of
Captain's pickup and Captain eventually admitted to killing the animal.
The moose meat was seized and donated to a local charity, the report
* Troopers say the following people were cited last weekend on an
allegation they failed to return 2004 RC860 Caribou Registration hunt
reports to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as required:
Shawn Miller, 22, of Fairbanks
Mark W. Long, 53, of Fairbanks
Dennis D. Quinn, 50, of Fairbanks
Ronald D. Young, 42, of Fairbanks
Wayne Kile, 48, of Fairbanks
Steven O. Snyder, 53, of Fairbanks
Joshua S. Grantland, 28, of Palmer
Gary D. Stoaks, 41, of Fort Greely