Wildlife officials sedate moose shot with target arrow
One urban moose is expected to recover after being shot with an arrow.
A moose and her calf were spotted walking around a neighborhood off DeArmoun over the weekend. Monday morning, the mother moose was seen with a target arrow sticking out of her hindquarters.
The teenage boy who fired the arrow called to report the incident, telling authorities he shot the moose with the arrow to scare her off.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game sedated the moose and removed the arrow.
Fish and Game authorities say if you see a moose in your yard, don't try to run them off. Instead, give them space and let them move along on their own.
"You don't want to be shooting arrows at moose in Anchorage right now," said Ken Marsh, public information officer for the Division of Wildlife Conservation. "It's illegal and a bad idea overall. If there's any kind of silver lining in this story, at least the individual called it in so we were able to take action, remove the arrow. Again, luckily it was in a non-vital area and the moose should make a full recovery.
The teen did get a citation for taking a moose in a closed season. The animal doesn't have to be killed or harvested to be considered "taken."
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