ANCHORAGE - Three Delta Junction men are accused of illegally killing a dozen caribou along the Denali Highway.
Thirty-year-old Vladimir Doroshuk, 29-year-old Andrey Medyanikov and 43-year-old Grigoriy Rybak are charged with unlawful possession and transportation of illegally taken game. They also are charged with taking caribou in an area in which they were not permitted.
Doroshuk also is charged with other offenses including wanton waste.
Alaska State Troopers say the men killed 11 bull caribou and one cow a half mile or more outside the federal subsistence area in December.
According to troopers, the cow carcass was dragged from the kill site and buried in snow, then left to waste.