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Location: Cantwell
Type: Illegal Use of a Firearm in Denali State Park

Dispatch Text:

On 09/28/18 at 1111 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Cantwell Post, issued a citation to Bret A. Styers, 35 yoa of Wasilla, on the Parks Highway near Cantwell for Illegal Use of a Firearm in Denali State Park. At 1006 hours, Fairbanks Dispatch received a report from a pedestrian at mile 164 of the Parks Highway, inside the Denali State Park boundaries (miles 132-170), that a passerby, who appeared to be a hunter, shot in the pedestrian’s direction, possibly mistaking the pedestrian, who was wearing a brown coat, for game. A BOLO was issued for the suspect vehicle which Troopers contacted at mile 200 near Cantwell. An investigation revealed Styers, the driver of the suspect vehicle, was grouse hunting in the State Park and was shooting at a roadside grouse at the same time the pedestrian was in the area. The pedestrian was not hit or injured, just startled. The investigation revealed Styers had harvested 5 grouse using a shotgun from the Parks Highway Roadside, within ¼ mile of the highway, while inside the Denali State Park boundaries, in violation. A fine was set at $310 and the illegally harvested grouse were seized and donated to charity.


Posted on 9/29/2018 10:42:53 AM by DPS\sdsands

Posting Section: AK Wildlife Troopers