State biologist charged with hunting violation

HOMER — A Homer-based Department of Fish and Game biologist has been placed on administrative leave following charges that he violated moose hunting laws.

 

The Homer News reported 33-year-old Jason Herreman is charged with using illegal methods to take a moose and unlawful possession of game.

Defense attorney Myron Angstman says Herreman will plead not guilty.

Prosecutors say Herreman hunted Aug. 23 and shot a moose near Anchor Point but lost it. Prosecutors say Herreman shot a moose the next day and had help from an air taxi pilot.

Spotting moose from the air the same day they're shot is illegal.

Herreman told a wildlife investigator he killed the moose wounded the day before.

Angstman says state law allows hunters to use any reasonable means to salvage a wounded animal.

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