Nome woman cited in musk ox killing

Jul 28, 2014 -- 10:45am
- NOME, Alaska (AP) - A 59-year-old Nome woman has been cited by Alaska State Wildlife Troopers in connection with the killing of a musk ox. KNOM says Diana Adams was cited last week for taking a musk ox out of season in the Icy View subdivision. Adams told the radio station that she has "been charged with illegal taking of game" and has no comment. Herds of musk oxen have been loitering close to town and wildlife officials have been looking for a solution. The Department of Fish and Game is opening a subsistence hunt early for the large shaggy animals, which have attacked pets and damaged property. But only five animals can be killed beginning Aug. 1 because the population in the entire region is shrinking, and the stock must be conserved. 

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