Black Bears 4, Hunters 0
May 10, 2011
In a joint patrol operation with Ketchikan Wildlife Troopers and United States Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers, one hunter was cited on May 08, 2011 for shooting from and across a roadway at a fake black bear, and for failing to obtain a black bear harvest ticket.
Watch those roadways for hunters shooting! Yes, believe it or not, shooting from and across a roadway on Prince of Wales Island was Tonja Salguero, 42 years-of age of Olympia, Washington. Even more unbelievable, she was shooting at an artificial black bear.
Also cited for hunting black bears without a black bear harvest ticket, was Eduardo Salguero, 44 years-of age of Olympia, Washington.
The artificial black bear was set up on Prince of Wales Island to aid in documenting violations.
The following day on May 09, 2011, two additional out-of-state hunters also learned the need to have black bear hunting permits, when Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, cited Joseph Classen 39 years-of age of Maryland Height, MO for hunting black bears without a black bear harvest ticket in possession. Also cited was Albert Meyers, 42 years-of-age of ST. Louise, MO for hunting black bears without a black bear harvest ticket in possession. Ooptional court appearances was set for both hunters in the Craig Court for June 1st, 2011, with bail amount of $160 dollars. dollars.
In Alaska, no one may harvest game or fur animals without first acquiring a hunting license and any tags, permits, or harvest tickets required for specific hunts.
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