NAKNEK -- Alaska State Troopers have cited a Naknek woman for not reporting she killed two brown bears in defense of life or property and not properly salvaging the bears.
Katie Copps-Wilson was cited after troopers were told of two dead brown bear cubs in the Naknek River. Troopers first contacted her June 17, and announced the citation Wednesday.
In a Web posting, troopers allege she killed the bears and dumped the bodies in the river without salvaging skulls and hides with claws attached or alerting authorities.
Arraignment was scheduled July 9 in Naknek, which is nearly 300 miles southwest of Anchorage.