Troopers cite woman for killing moose eating from haystack

Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 2:28 PM AKST
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A Fairbanks woman faces legal consequences after shooting a moose that was eating from her haystack.

The woman was issued a summons for taking a moose out of season and a citation for negligently feeding game, Alaska State Troopers report.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers said the incident is a reminder that garbage, food scraps, hay and other material attractive to wildlife must be secured by landowners.

The moose was shot Wednesday, troopers said.

The 38-year-old woman living northeast of Fairbanks self-reported that she fired at the moose with a .22-caliber rifle as it was eating hay.

The moose died a short distance away. A charity salvaged the moose.