Man kills moose to save dog, charged with wasting meat

Man kills moose to save dog, charged with wasting meat
April 28, 2013 Brix Hahn

The Associated Press

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — A man who shot a moose in his yard south of Fairbanks is facing a charge of wasting the meat.

Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters tells KUAC-FM ( http://bit.ly/14D9tSz) that Michael Baldwin of Ester shot the animal in January to protect his dog but left the moose to rot.

Troopers say Baldwin did not report the incident.

He’s charged with wanton waste of game meat, killing a moose during a closed season, unlawful possession of game and hunting without a valid license.

Peters says Baldwin’s actions violate the state law that allows shooting of animals to protect life and property.

Public domain stock photo--Chugach State Park, Alaska.

Public domain stock photo–Chugach State Park, Alaska.

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