by Sue Deyoe ~ November 23rd, 2010
Two separate black bear hunting violations near Talkeetna were issued last week.
Billy Ray Cross of Eagle River was issued a summons to appear in court after an investigation showed that Cross had established a black bear bait station on the north side of the Talkeetna River near town. The bait station was less than the required one mile from a residence and was not removed after the season ended.
In a separate incident Michael Bergt of Anchorage landed his Supercub inside Denali State Park boundaries on Curry Ridge to assist with a black bear hunt. Aircraft landings are prohibited with State Park boundaries on the east side of the highway except on Ermine Lake. Bergt was issued a summons to appear in court.