Bowhunter Shoots Moose in Closed Area
A photographer was out taking pictures of a moose in Alaska, when a bowhunter spotted the same moose. Phillip Perez of Anchorage got out of his vehicle with a bow and arrow on Saturday morning. He shot one arrow that missed the moose. At this point the photographer, told Perez that Eagle River is closed to moose hunting. Perez decided not to heed the photographer's information and shot again, this time striking the moose in the shoulder.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to the area, mile 10 off Eagle River Road. Perez was charged with taking a moose in a closed area and summoned to court. Troopers took his bow and arrows as well.
Wildlife troopers tried to follow the blood trail left by the moose, but were unable to. They used a helicopter to help find the moose, after ground tracking the animal they decided not to put it down. From KTUU.com.