Hunting violations lead to court summons

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.

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