KTVA - 03/14/2007
Two men from Washington state are facing dozens of charges over what
Alaska State Trooper say was an illegal big game hunt last fall.
Troopers say 53-year-old Joseph Querin and 24-year-old Carson Kemmer,
both of Ocean Park, are charged with 43 wildlife-related crimes.
Charges include unlawful possession of big game, wanton waste of big
game, nonresident taking big game without a guide, illegal take of
sub-legal sheep and moose and hunting without a license. Troopers say
the men came under investigation after a tip came from the Washington
State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Querin and Kemmer had spent two weeks in August and September hunting
caribou, moose, sheep and brown bear in Alaska. Troopers believe Querin
illegally obtained an Alaska resident hunting license along with four
tags and shared the tags with Kemmer.
During the hunting trip, Kemmer killed a caribou, sheep and brown
bear along the Dalton Highway and shot a sub-legal bull moose near
Turnagain Arm outside Anchorage. Querin shot a sub-legal sheep during
the hunting trip, the trooper statement said. Troopers say a search of
Kemmer's home turned up a brown bear skull and hide, along with sheep
horns. They say photographs documenting the hunt were also found during
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