Alaska courts have no mercy when it comes to hunters pleading guilty to a hunting violation even though the violation was not intentional. If you kill an illegal moose by accident and/or there was no way of knowing the animal was illegal and turns it in to a trooper there is no mercy in the courts.
If you read, “hunters caught on horns of antlers dilemma” by Craig Medred” in the Anchorage daily news on Sunday you will understand why I say this. This is one of many hunters who turn in an animal into the trooper, plead guilty and given no mercy.
It makes a person wonder why the courts feel sorry for a drug dealer, crook, ect, and not a person who is trying to feed his family, and makes a mistake. Could the answer be, drug dealer, crook, ect do not turn themselves in, give the trooper all the evident and plead guilty.