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Southeast hunters cited for shooting swimming deer


ANCHORAGE - Two southeast Alaska hunters have been cited for shooting swimming deer.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Saturday seized six deer from the fishing vessel Sumner near Washington Bay on Kuiu Island.

Troopers say 49-year-old Robert Martin of Petersburg and a 15-year-old juvenile shot the deer as the animals swam near Mist Cove.

Troopers seized two rifles.

Martin was cited for taking big game from a boat and taking swimming big game.

On Tuesday, the juvenile was issued a summons on counts of taking big game while swimming, taking big game with a rimfire rifle, and taking big game from...

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