Caribou kill east of Point Hope has town, police on edge

Residents of the Chukchi sea coastal community of Point Hope in Northwest Alaska are expressing shock over the massive killing of caribou on the arctic tundra about 25 miles inland, east of the Inupiaq village. State troopers say the killing left a lot of wasted meat. Division of Wildlife Enforcement Trooper Eric Lorring says they first visited the site 10 days ago to inspect the kill sites after a resident of Point Hope called in a complaint. Tension is high following apparent miscommunication between village residents and state Troopers.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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