FAIRBANKS -- A man and his son, accused of using an airplane to herd a large bull moose before the father shot it south of Fairbanks, have reached a plea deal.
Kevin M. Foster, 46, pleaded guilty to same-day airborne hunting, while Kevin Foster II, 22, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession or transportation of game. Both had originally been charged with same-day airborne hunting and other charges. Alaska game laws prohibit taking most big game on the same day a hunter flies.
The plea deal calls for the father to spend seven days in jail, pay a $5,000 fine and $1,000 in restitution for the moose. He also forfeited the hide, antlers and meat of the moose to the state, as well as a Winchester model 70 .338-caliber rifle with a scope. The moose had an antler spread in the high 50 inches.
His hunting privileges were revoked for five years and he was put on probation for five years, according to Thursday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
The son will lose his airplane, a Cessna 140. He also was fined $2,000 and his hunting privileges were revoked for one year.