Alaska troopers have seen an increase in hunting related arrests since the start of hunting season. Either hunters killing caribou illegally, or driving illegally on land that is closed to motor vehicles.
Sheep and caribou season opened in game management area 20d on Wednesday and there have been half a dozen citings since then.
Saturday night troopers saw two men walking with rifles. The men said they had shot two caribou and were getting their butchering tools from the truck. The troopers went back with the men, one of the caribou had to be shot as it was still alive. The caribou had been near Jarvis Creek which does not allow caribou hunting. The meat was donated to a charity, the hunter's rifles and the antlers were seized for evidence. From Fairbanks Daily News- Miner .