Wildlife troopers in Sitka discover carcasses of 4 deer not salvaged

Alaska Wildlife Troopers based in Sitka discovered four carcasses of black-tailed deer that were not salvaged Thursday in two separate incidents.

Wildlife troopers responded to the first report of multiple Sitka black-tailed deer carcasses dumped along "the Sitka road system," according to a Friday dispatch. An investigation determined someone left the remains of three bucks; extensive portions of the ribs and necks of the game animals had not been removed, the dispatch says.

The second incident involved a whole buck left along Halibut Point Road, troopers said in a separate dispatch.

"No meat was salvaged from the deer," the dispatch says.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on either incident of waste to call wildlife troopers in Sitka at 907-747-3254, or submit tips anonymously to Alaska Fish and Wildlife Safeguard at 800-478-3377.

Jerzy Shedlock

Jerzy Shedlock is a former reporter for Alaska Dispatch News. He left the ADN in 2017.