FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks woman faces legal consequences after shooting a moose that was eating from her haystack.
The woman was issued a summons for taking a moose out of season and a citation for negligently feeding game, Alaska State Troopers report.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers said the incident is a reminder that garbage, food scraps, hay and other material attractive to wildlife must be secured by landowners.
The moose was shot Wednesday, troopers said.
The 38-year-old woman living northeast of Fairbanks self-reported that she fired at the moose with a .22-caliber rifle as it was heating hay.
The moose died a short distance away. A charity salvaged the moose.