The eight Point Hope defendants charged with wasting caribou will have a pre-trial hearing on August 20th. State wildlife troopers say more than 100 caribou were shot last summer and the troopers contend that nearly 40 of those caribou were wasted. The North Slope Borough has decided to provide $56,000 to Point Hope to aid the eight hunters with hiring attorneys to defend them.
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
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