Alaska State Trooper patrol vehicle (Juneau Empire File)

Alaska State Trooper patrol vehicle (Juneau Empire File)

Man cited for killing raven

Citation and courtdate to follow.

On Monday morning Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited 28-year-old Ryan Travelstead for violating Alaska wildlife regulations, according to Alaska State Troopers Communications director Austin McDaniel. While no arrest was made, McDaniel confirmed that a mandatory court date for Travelstead was set for January.

Last Monday, Juneau Police Department and Alaska State Troopers responded to the 8700 block of Teal Street where it was reported that a man had killed a raven by cutting its throat after it bit him while he was holding the bird. The man then cut the deceased raven’s tongue out and ate it, before disposing of its body, which was later recovered by JPD and AST, according to troopers.

Travelstead was cited for violating state hunting regulations.

According to state statute, any and all hunting within the state of Alaska must adhere to specific guidelines regarding specifics to the game being hunted, as well as location, permitting and residency restrictions. Hunting may only legally occur within stated guidelines.

• Contact reporter Jonson Kuhn at jonson.kuhn@juneauempire.com.

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