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By Ben Muir 

Meat from illegal moose goes to burger bank


December 14, 2017

Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Alaska Wildlife Trooper Cody Litster and Jeff Meucci move ground moose into the Salvation Army.

Hunters around Mitkof Island who shot a moose illegally this year have helped provide more than 1,400 pounds of meat - doubling last year -- to 10 service organizations and the school district in Petersburg.

The five moose that were shot and then surrendered to state troopers this season were processed last week. Major Lonnie Upshaw with the Salvation Army, and Cody Litster, an Alaska Wildlife Trooper, recently were at the Petersburg Community Cold Storage with a small group, loading more than 1,400 pounds of ground moose into pickup trucks.

Half went to the Salvation Army, where 10 local...

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