Alaska Wildlife Troopers have brought misdemeanor charges against a Petersburg man for allegedly shooting a deer with an arrow and trapping another.

21-year-old Nicholas Anderson was issued six misdemeanor summons for wildlife offenses on Sunday, March 29. He is being charged with two counts of taking deer during a closed season, one count of taking big game with unlawful archery equipment and one count of taking big game with a trap or snare. He’s also charged with failure to salvage game and unlawful possession of game.

One deer was reported running with an arrow through its neck around Fourteenth Street Sunday morning, March 29.

Troopers say one dead deer was donated to a local charity while another was released unharmed. The archery hunting season in the area is October 1st through December 15. The state’s trapping regulations do not include taking a deer by that method.

Anderson has an arraignment scheduled for April 28th at the Petersburg courthouse.


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