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Ketchikan Man Cited For Trapping Violations


February 15, 2013
Friday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - An investigation that began in July 2012 when Alaska State Troopers received a report of a deer that had been caught in a snare near South Point Higgins Road resulted in a Ketchikan man being cited for several trapping violations.

The report received in July 2012, was followed up by Alaska Wildlife Troopers. Responding to the area, Wildlife Troopers located nine set snares in two different areas. One snare had the remains of a deer that had been caught in the snare.

Gregory M Johnson, 21 years-of-age of Ketchikan was cited on February 12, 2013 after an almost seven month long investigation revealed the nine snares had allegedly been set approximately two years earlier by Johnson.

Johnson was cited for trappping for wolves during a closed season, unlawfully taking a Sitka Black tail deer with a snare, and failing to salvage the edible meat of a Sitka Black tail deer.

Arraignment is scheduled in Ketchikan on February 21, 2013.


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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