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Alaska Wildlife Troopers charged 3 people in a suspected illegal big game guiding operation

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Published: Dec. 12, 2019 at 9:22 AM AKST
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Three men, one of them from Canada, are facing charges following a suspected illegal commercial big game guiding operation.

An Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigation began in September 2018 after Alaska Wildlife Troopers discovered employees at Gold King Creek Mine to be in possession of an illegally harvested moose.

Through the investigation, Troopers spoke with clients from Canada and the Lower 48 and also initiated multiple search warrants, which resulted in 58-year-old Phillip “Kib” Cannon and 55-year-old Lawrence Chuderewicz, Jr. being jointly charged with Guiding or Advertising without a License, Unlawful Possession and Transportation of Game, and Using a Motorized Vehicle in the Wood River Controlled Use Area.

Those aren't the only charges the two men are facing.

Cannon was separately charged with two counts of Guiding or Advertising without a License, and Chuderewicz was charged with Taking a Moose in Closed Season, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Unsworn Falsification in the Second Degree, and Failing to Validate a Harvest Ticket.

Another man, 55-year-old Rex Sluchinksi from Carvel, Alberta, Canada is also facing charges.

Troopers say he hunted with Chuderewicz, and for his part, he was charged for Using a Motorized Vehicle in the Wood River Controlled Use Area, Nonresident Alien Hunting Without a Guide, and Unsworn Falsification in the Second Degree.

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