Assistant Attorney General Andrew Peterson last week filed a motion to delay the trial until February because of a medical matter. At a hearing this week, a judge granted the request.
Eight men have been charged with wanton waste, failure to salvage edible meat, or both after troopers say they found at least 37 caribou rotting on the tundra outside Point Hope in the summer of 2008.
Two are considering changing their pleas. The others will face a jury in Point Hope. The new trial date will be set at a status hearing next week.