- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Wildlife Troopers are investigating two cases of wanton waste of caribou in northwest Alaska.

Troopers found multiple cow caribou killed and left to waste near the Kauk (kowk) River. The say it’s likely the caribou were killed near the beginning of April.

Troopers found another kill site 25 miles northwest of the first on the lower Baldwin Peninsula. Kotzebue is on the northern tip of the peninsula.

Troopers say three cows were killed and salvaged during the third week of April.

Two other cows were killed and left without recovering meat. Troopers also found a mortally wounded cow caribou.

Troopers say the incidents are likely unrelated.

They are asking witnesses to call them.

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