Hunters cited for taking deer illegally in Sitka

A Sitka man and two Anchorage men were cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for taking deer illegally in Sitka, according to troopers.

Troopers said in a dispatch that Mario F. Rivera, 45, of Sitka, Eduardo Canlas, 53, of Anchorage, and Marlon Bartolome, 58, of Anchorage, were all cited for multiple wildlife violations relaing to hunting Sitka Blacktail Deer in 2011 and early 2012.

The dispatch states an investigation led to Canlas being charged with two counts of taking over limit deer, one count of unlawful possession and transportation of game and failing to deliver deer to a proxy beneficiary.

Rivera was charged with unlawful possession and transportation for assisting in taking deer illegally and shipping the illegally taken deer to Canlas.

Troopers said Rivera was additionally charged with attempted over limit of deer after he obtained multiple sets of harvest tickets for the same proxy beneficiary with the intent to harvest an over limit of deer.

Bartolome was charged with one count of taking over limit deer.

Arraignments are set to take place Dec. 4 in Sitka District Court.

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