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    Default What if you harvest a moose on private property?

    Just got a call from a friend who said the troopers just called to question him about his dads moose that they claim was shot on private property. They said they saw no signs and to the best of their knowledge wasn't private property. He called to ask me what could happen and honestly I have no idea. What is likely to happen of they were on private property?

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    Assuming that it was legal to harvest the moose, and assuming that the property was not properly posted, nothing will.

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    What AGL said.
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    Cow permit took a cow. It seemed weird that the trooper would call him and not his dad. I guess they were asking him lots of questions.

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    Sounds like a fishing expedition.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Sounds like a fishing expedition.
    Exactly right. I've been on the receiving end of two of those types of calls. It's an investigative tactic that is used when they are trying to gather information. It is NOT illegal to shoot a game animal on private property in Alaska if the property is not properly posted, obviously occupied, or you haven't been directly told to stay off the property. (look up the statute yourself). In fact, the crime if you violated any of the above is just a misdemeanor trespass and not a game violation. In general, charges for tresspass will only be filed if you fail to leave the property once told by the property owner.
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    You have the right to remain silent,ability is another matter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    You have the right to remain silent,ability is another matter
    Exactly...... Most people don't have the ability.

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    Where does your friend live and where did the hunt take place? One thing that comes to mind is federal subsistence hunts. The animal must be on federal land. Private property comes under state regs and thus, if your friends hunt was a fed hunt, there could be a potential for a violation.
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