Trading moose meat for firewood means trouble

Associated PressJanuary 16, 2012 

FAIRBANKS -- A 41-year-old Fairbanks man is accused of illegally trading moose meat for firewood.

Alaska State Troopers said Chad Gerondale was issued a summons to appear in court for illegal barter of big game meat.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner said troopers cited Gerondale last week for allegedly agreeing to trade about 125 pounds of moose meat for two cords of firewood.

Alaska wildlife trooper Ken Vanspronsen said he couldn't comment on the case.

He said it is illegal to barter game meat anywhere in Alaska except in certain areas of Northwest Alaska, the Arctic Slope and the Upper Yukon area.

A cord of firewood sells for about $250 to $300 in Fairbanks.

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